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How to open and edit Outlook signatures in Word?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2017-06-01

Comparing to Signature editor in Outlook, it will be much easier to edit an Outlook signature in Microsoft Word. However, how could you open and edit an Outlook signature in Word? Below solution will guide you to make it come true.

Open and edit Outlook signatures in Word

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Please follow below steps to open and edit an Outlook signature in Word.

1. Double click This PC (or Computer) on the desktop to open the File Explorer, paste below folder path into the Address box, and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:
Folder path of Outlook signatures: %appdata%\microsoft\signatures

2. Now the folder containing Outlook signatures is opening. Check the File name extensions option on the View tab to show file extensions in Windows 8/10.

Note: If you are working in Windows 7, you can show the file name extensions with clicking Organize > Folder and search folders to open Folder Options dialog box, and then unchecking the Hide extensions for known file type option on the View tab in the dialog box. See screenshot:

3. Find out the HTM file named as your Outlook signature that you will change, right click and select Open with > Word or Microsoft Word from the right-clicking menu. See screenshot:

4. Now the Outlook signature is opening in Word. Please edit it as you need.

5. Click File > Save to save the changes, and close the Word window.

From now on, the specified Outlook signature has upgraded with the changes you made in Word.


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OMG! Thanks so much for this. It should not be this difficult MS.
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Question: When you do it this way, it does not look normal when you look at your emails on your phone.
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