How to Add a Signature to Outlook 2013

An email signature is a great place to show additional information about yourself. You can include your title, your email address, your cell phone number, and anything else you want to share.

Signatures are, generally, automatically appended to the end of every email you create or reply to. They help make your emails look more professional and are sometimes even expected by your employer and coworkers.

In Outlook 2013, creating a new email signature is easy once you know where to look. In this article, we’ll show you how to add an email signature in Outlook 2013.

How to Create a New Signature in Outlook 2013

You can create a new email signature in Outlook 2013 in the Signatures and Stationary settings of Outlook. Below, we’ll show you how step-by-step:

  1. In Outlook, click New Email at the upper left hand corner.
    Outlook 2013 ribbon new email highlighted
  2. Under the Message tab, click Signature and then click Signatures...
    Outlook 2013 signature button
  3. In the Signatures and Stationery window, click the New button under the Select signature to edit field.
    Outlook 2013 signatures box
  4. Type in a name for your signature and click OK. The name doesn’t really matter much, and is only visible to you, so make it something simple like “Work Signature”.
    Outlook 2016 Name New Signature Window
  5. Click the newly created signature’s name under Select signature to edit to highlight it (it will appear with a blue background when highlighted).
    Outlook 2013 select signature by name
  6. Use the box under Edit signature to create your new signature.
    Outlook 2013 edit signature box
    The signature editor in Outlook 2013 is a What you See Is What You Get Editor (WYSIWYG). Simply, this means that you signature will appear in new emails exactly as it does here. Similar to how you’d edit text in a Microsoft Word document, you can select a custom font, bold text, and change font size using the controls directly above the editor.

    You can insert images using the Add Image icon to the right of the Business Card option. Links you paste here will automatically hyperlink, but you can add them manually using the Insert link icon.
  7. Click the Save button in the box under Select signature to edit and then the Ok button at the far lower right when you’re finished.
    Outlook 2013 save edited signature
  8. To verify that you’ve added the signature correctly, simply start a new email. It should show up at the bottom of it.
    Outlook 2013 new email example signature

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