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    Fly-in Signature (Office 2003)

    Okay, I saw a pretty cool thing today. When I opened an email in my inbox, while reading it, once I scrolled down far enough for the signature to be displayed, it flew in, one line at a time, the name came down from the line above, the company info flew in from the center of the page, from right to left. The email address was the last line, and it came up from below. How do you do that? I want to do something like that for my own sig!

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    Re: Fly-in Signature (Office 2003)

    Stuff happening in e-mail is a potential security issue.

    First, check Tools>Options...>Security and make sure you're safe. You should be reading mail in the "Restricted Sites" (highest security default) zone, and not the "Internet " (medium security default) zone. Reset to Restricted if needed.

    If the animation still runs under appropriate security, right-click the message and view the source code. It could just be a very well set up animated GIF.

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    Re: Fly-in Signature (Office 2003)

    Hey, it was from a safe source (corporate head) ... but thanks for the security heads-up, I had no idea. And yes, it was in the restricted zone. I found that by going into Options/Mail Format/Signatures, under advanced format, it launched Frontpage, and that's where the fly-ins, or actually Marquee, is setup. I played and played with it, got the speed of the marquee adjusted, but when I go to send an email, the travelling speed is a lot slower, and I can't figure out why. But I'm getting there, it's pretty cool just the same to have a signature that makes others ask how you did it!

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    Re: Fly-in Signature (Office 2003)

    The "Flying" signature can also be created by embedding html code in your Outlook signature file. Check out the attached file. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>
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    Re: Fly-in Signature (Office 2003)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 01-Sep-04 12:46. Yes, there may be!)</P>Good grief, that's annoying. I assume you can make it stop at the "right" place!

    Added: The BEHAVIOR attribute, set to "slide," probably will set it settle into its proper place.

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    Re: Fly-in Signature (Office 2003)

    Ouch! <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39> The person I created this for loved it! As with any html code, with a little work you can get it to do what ever you want.
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    Re: Fly-in Signature (Office 2003)

    Hey, that's pretty cool too. Like you said, with a little work you can do whatever you want, just gotta learn it all! I learned today, while playing with my sig that the slide speed is greatly different (slower) in the email than in the editor (Frontpage). Not sure how or why, but I'm working with it.

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    Re: Fly-in Signature (Office 2003)

    Sorry, I was viewing it in Firefox. In IE it does stop after it reaches its correct position.

    P.S. there is someone's e-mail address in that file.

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