By default, Outlook 2013/2016 behaves differently regarding the linked images. While previous versions of Outlook embed those into the message, Outlook 2013/2016 keeps them linked.
A registry change is required to make sure that Outlook 2013/2016 behaves similar to previous versions:
For Outlook 2013:
Send Pictures With Document
For Outlook 2016:
Send Pictures With Document
See Inline images may display as a Red X in Outlook for more information.
Conditional fields are a convenient way to handle empty values. It is often desireable to drop leading or trailing texts in signatures if a field is not defined or empty in Active Directory. Adolsign supports five directives in field definitions:
||Adds text in front of the field if it is not empty
||Adds text at the end of the field if it is not empty
||Drops the whole line if the field is empty. NB! option ignoreline has limited support for html signatures (removes br / tag only) and rtf signatures (remove \par tag only).
||Use text as default if the field is empty
|--case directive[,...] ...
||Use directive for case manipulation. Allowed directives are lowercase, uppercase, lowerfirst, upperfirst. Multiple directives are allowed and they will be processed in the specified order.
||Generate HTML code for dynamic links. As an example --anchor http creates an http link.
||Formats the value according to the format. As an example, --format "%s%s *** %s%s" produces 12 *** 34 for the value 1234.
Conditional directives can be defined by using the following syntax:
scancode( one or more conditional directives )scancode
field_telephone( --prefix "Tel: " )field_telephone
Produces Tel: +11111111 if the telephone number is +11111111. Produces nothing if it is empty.
field_department( --prefix "Department: " --ignoreline )field_department
Produces Department: Sales if the department is Sales. Produces nothing and removes the whole line if it is empty.
field_homepage( --default "www.default.com" --case lowercase )field_homepage
Converts the homepage to lowercase. Produces www.default.com if the homepage is not defined.
Sometimes it might be necessary to make signatures available by other means than login/startup scripts or group policies. You may have users with occasional access to your corporate network, or you want to distribute signatures by e-mail or a web site. Adolsign's makepackage can be useful for offline distribution.
adolsign --makepackage --user myuser --sig standard --addfile corporate.jpg --vcard
The command above
- creates the signature files standard.txt, standard.htm or standard.rtf (at least one!), by mapping scan codes to Active Directory properties for the user myuser
- picks up the image file corporate.jpg, assuming that it is used in the standard.htm
- creates the vcard file standard.vcf
- packs all of the files above into a tiny installer called myuser_signature_NNNN.exe
You can then make the signature installer available to your user. The signature standard will be available in Outlook, when the installer is run on his/her PC.
Yes. You can use the configuration file adolsign.config for that purpose:
field_login = SamAccountName
field_fullname = FullName
field_firstname = FirstName
You can simply add your mappings to the list above. As an example, if you want to use ipPhone value from Active Directory, simply add the line below:
field_ipphone = ipPhone
You can now use field_ipphone in your signature templates.