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Upgrade your version of Windows without having to completely reinstall your PC's operating system. Switching from a version of Windows 10 Home to a version of Windows 10 Pro isn't as complicated as you might think. If you imagined a complete system reinstallation to switch from one version to another, you were wrong. Microsoft has done it right. Upgrading a Windows 10 Home to a Windows 10 Professional is done by simply changing the product key saved in the system settings. You will therefore only have to buy a Windows 10 Professional product key that you will enter in place of the one already present on your machine. Even better, if you already have a Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 8 / 8.1 Pro product key, for example from a machine that you no longer use, you can normally use it to upgrade your Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional. Windows can be unpredictable at times, so be sure to make a full backup of the data stored on your computer before st

How to create a signature in Microsoft Outlook?



Create a personalized auto signature in the Microsoft Office office suite email client.

Outlook, Microsoft's email client, lets you create personalized signatures for your emails like any other. Very practical, this function allows you to generate several styles of signatures that you can choose according to the recipient of the message.


But creating a signature in Outlook can quickly turn into Stations of the Cross. The process in Microsoft's software is not very intuitive, and problems multiply very often when you want to add, for example, a logo aligned with the text of your signature.


Here's everything you need to know to create successful custom signatures in Microsoft Outlook.


1. Create your signature template in Word

First of all, if you plan to create a signature using a fairly complex layout, in which bold texts of different sizes, website URLs and logo are mixed, it is better to start by creating your signature template in a tool offering a little more freedom than Outlook.


To do this, turn to word processing software that you are familiar with, such as Word.


Start by adding your text: preferably use a unique font, and highlight the most important information in your signature by using, for example, bold. You will thus be able to highlight the most important elements.


Do not forget to add the name of your company, and create a hyperlink directing to the website of this one. All you have to do is select the element on which to create the link, then, with a right click, choose Link.


In the window that appears, you will only have to enter the URL of the website and then validate to create a link on the name of your company.


You can also add an image, a logo. And that’s why we’ll use Word. The signature layout tool built into Outlook knows how to add an image to signatures, but does not offer sufficient options for, for example, aligning the signature text with the image.


To add a picture to your signature, in Word, go to the Insert tab, then click on Pictures, and finally choose This device if your picture is stored on your PC. Then select your image and validate by clicking on Insert.


You can if you wish to leave the image above or below the text. But you can make the whole thing a little more digestible by aligning your text and your logo.


To do this, click on the logo to select it. You should see a floating button appear corresponding to the Formatting options. This menu can also be found directly in the Word tab ribbon, under the heading Skin. Then select the Box option. You can then move your image using the mouse to align it with your text.


Once the formatting of your signature is complete, select it (text + image) using the mouse or the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + A to select everything, and copy it to the clipboard with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C.


2. Create a signature in Outlook

Now open Outlook, and choose to create a New Mail.


In the blank new message window, click A signature, then click Signature.


In the Signature and theme window that appears, click on the New button, enter the name of your signature and confirm by clicking on OK.


Normally, the signature you create is assigned by default to the account configured in Outlook. If more than one email account is configured, be sure to select the account for which the signature is intended.



The lower part of the window displays a text field intended to accommodate your signature. Paste the contents of the clipboard that you copied in the previous step using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C.


Your signature should now be pasted into the Outlook module. However, the image inserted in your signature may not appear in Outlook at this stage. Validate your signature anyway by clicking on OK.


Repeat the operation for each new signature that you want to configure in Outlook.


3. Choose your signature

When composing a new email in Outlook, you will be able to select a different signature depending on the target recipient.


To do this, click on A signature and then, in the drop-down menu that appears, select the signature to use in the message.


You can then use a different signature depending on the email account used or the recipient of the message.

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