A Better Way

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Outlook signatures: Several readers suggested a better way to handle signatures in Outlook (see October 2003 ). Following the instructions in the item, create all the signatures you want to use (for example, a formal sign-off with your title or a casual one with a nickname) and select the one you most often use as your default. Then, after completing an e-mail, just right-click on the default signature that appears automatically; it will produce a box containing all your options—like the one at right.

Click on the one you want and it will replace the default for that message .

STANLEY ZAROWIN is a freelance writer in Zionsville, Indiana. Mr. Zarowin retired from the JofA in 2003. His e-mail address is zarowin@mindspring.com .

       
   
Do you have technology questions for this column? Or, after reading an answer, do you have a better solution? Send them to contributing editor Stanley Zarowin via e-mail at zarowin@mindspring.com or regular mail at Journal of Accountancy , 201 Plaza Three, Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City, NJ 07311-3881.

Because of the volume of mail, we regret we cannot individually answer submitted questions. However, if a reader’s question has broad interest, we will answer it in a forthcoming Technology Q&A column.

On occasion you may find you cannot implement a function I describe in this column. More often than not it’s because not all functions work in every operating system or application. I try to test everything in the 2000 and XP editions of Windows and Office. It’s virtually impossible to test them in all editions and it’s equally difficult to find out which editions are incompatible with a function. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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