Re: how do I scan my signature an place on a document

The "behind text" was most helpful! I'd blown most of the morning trying to
align two signatures on the same letter. Once again the DG has made my day!
Ed Morgan

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Scan it and save it in a graphics format. Use Insert | Picture | From File
to insert it in your document, then select it and create an AutoText entry
from it. When you need to use your signature, insert the AutoText entry.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
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"Anthony Giorgianni" <pleasepostbacktothegroup@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Probably a variety of ways to do this.

I would scan it and save it as a .jpeg. Then I might use the
"Insert/photo/from/file" command to insert it into a document. It will
likely come in in-line with text. So you might want to right click the
inserted signature and mark it "Behind Text" so you can move it around.

Another option would be to save it as a jpeg and then use Ctrl-C to copy
to your computer clipboard and then paste it into the document using

One of the best ways: After you save the signature as a jpeg, open it and
copy it using a clipboard stacking program, such as the free Yankee
( You can then save it as a "boiler plate"
clip and paste it in whenever you like into Word and lots of other

There are other ways to do it too, and you always can make a macro to
automate the process, including converting the imported picture file into
"behind text" layout. But this might be beyond you at this point.

Hope this helps.

Anthony Giorgianni

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"mike" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I have scaned my signature with a HP scanner. Itransfered and saved it
word pad. Now I want to use it to place it on different documents and
letters. But I cant seem to get it donr. Does any one know how to do
a way a new user can figure out?
thanks for any help