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Doc HM
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Mar 4, 2021, 02:15 PM
 
Hi all

Having much annoyance with signatures in Apple mail
Got a sig that needs to be set in a specific order.
Outlook no problem it works fine. If I cut and paste it into Apple mails sigs then mail reformats it to have the image above the text rather than to the left.
So annoying that it can't handle such a basic requirement as signatures matching a corporate style! The preferences window does not allow resizing to fit the sig so it feels like mail is doing this to fit the space it makes available.

Or am I missing something.
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Mar 4, 2021, 02:29 PM
 
I don't use a Mail sig, so this may be simple-minded. Can you insert the sig as HTML? ie - drag the pic into place. Then paste the text and tags around it.

My sigs prefpane (Mojave) does allow horizontal resizing, though only within the prefpane window size. Which cannot be adjusted. Bad, Apple.
     
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Mar 4, 2021, 03:08 PM
 
Oh, duh. Not thinking this morning.

Arrange the sig elsewhere as desired. Take a picture, saving it as a single image. Place that image in Mail as your sig.
     
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Mar 5, 2021, 11:42 AM
 
thats not great for interaction or screen readers though.

I would bet you are inserting some kind of bad html table that apple is following specs for html more than outlook. This is my experience coding hundreds of emails, outlook normally sucks.

Where are you copying from?
     
Doc HM  (op)
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Mar 5, 2021, 01:09 PM
 
Apple mail it turns out is just really crap at html in sigs. You can hack it and now I've looked I remember doing it years ago. I'm kind of bummed they haven't moved on at all from Tiger/Leopard.

Anyway apparently however you hack it any updates will break the custom sig so I've pushed the client onto outlook which may be "non standard" but has the advantage of actually working,

bad Apple!
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Mar 5, 2021, 10:03 PM
 
outlook... is evil.

(ok the mac version isn't as bad as windows but still)

But you're right apple should be able to handle html signatures by now. I've just tried icloud settings too and nope.
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Mar 5, 2021, 10:26 PM
 
This is interesting. It is a hack, but possible.
Still, you have to make sure your html is a proper 1998 table for some clients to read it properly.

https://fatfrogmedia.com/make-html-s...re-apple-mail/
https://www.daretothink.co.uk/html-e...in-apple-mail/
     
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Mar 6, 2021, 04:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
This is interesting. It is a hack, but possible.
Still, you have to make sure your html is a proper 1998 table for some clients to read it properly.

https://fatfrogmedia.com/make-html-s...re-apple-mail/
https://www.daretothink.co.uk/html-e...in-apple-mail/
Yes and it also needs to be redone every update as each update replaces the custom sig with the standard ones again.
Agreed, Outlook is not great but meets client requirements beats does not work every time.
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