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Fonts in email signature

Is it possible to use other fonts in my email signature on Yahoo? I am not happy with what is on offer. I think these fonts are too plain and want something more fancy that actually looks like a signature.
Wayne Detzler

At the time of writing, Yahoo mail has only a few fonts: Arial, Bookman Old Style, Courier, Garamond, Lucida Console, Tahoma, Times New Roman and Verdana. Unfortunately, there is no ‘direct’ way of using a different font in the email signature. However, here is a nice and simple workaround.

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How to put a font of choice in an email signature

The easiest way to put a font of your choose in the email signature is to convert it to an image using a graphics editor. This is not as difficult as it sounds and you don’t need to install special software – all the tools are available either on your computer or on the web.

For instance, the Windows operating system has Paint, a free image editor. Those working on Mac or Linux/Unix computers can employ an equivalent program. There is also a full-fledged graphics editor available online – www.pixlr.com. Below are the steps for Pixlr image editor.

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  1. Load the Pixlr editor in a browser window – www.pixlr.com/editor/ and click “Create a new image” – [Slide 1].
  2. Specify the width and height of the image – these values are in pixels. For this example, I am using a 300×100 pixel image as the email signature – [Slide 2]. No need to check the “Transparent” checkbox or provide a name for the image.
  3. A new blank image will be placed in the work space – [Slide 3].
  4. Select the “Type tool” (the one with the Uppercase ‘A’) – [Slide 4].
  5. Click on the image and start typing the email signature – [Slide 5].
  6. To put this text in the font of your choice, simply select it from the drop down – [Slide 6].
  7. The eagle-eyed would have noticed that both the font size and color can also be changed – [Slide 7].
  8. But there is a lot of white space around the text. We need to get rid of this – [Slide 8].
  9. Choose the “Crop tool” [Slide 9] and click-drag to select the entire text – [Slides 10 and 11]. You should see the borders that define your selection and can easily refine the same by dragging the small squares at the corners.
  10. Once satisfied, click anywhere on the image. You are now asked to confirm the action. Choose the “Yes” button – [Slide 12].
  11. Great! You now get an image with just the text in the fancy font and with all the white space removed – [Slide 13]
  12. Select “Save” from the “File” menu [Slide 14], give a name to the image and choose a format – I recommend PNG or JPG – [Slide 15]. Save it to your computer.

This image which has the font of your choice is now ready to be uploaded to your email account as a signature. Read how to put an image in Yahoo email signature.

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  • pallavi on July 21st, 2010 7:08 am

    very nice…….

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