How to Auto Insert Signature to Outgoing Task Requests in Your Outlook

By default, Outlook is able to auto insert signature to outgoing emails. Now, if you’d like to let it automatically insert signature to outgoing task requests, you can read this article. Here we will introduce a quick and easy method to you.

To make outgoing items look more official, no matter outgoing emails, meeting invitations or task requests, you’ll need to always insert the signature to the item body. As we all know, in Outlook, you can realize auto signature inserted to email. But, this feature is not available for meeting invitations and task requests. Hence, if you want to achieve it, you use other means, such as the following one.

Auto Insert Signature to Outgoing Task Requests

  1. To begin with, start Outlook application.
  2. Then, press “Alt + F11” to trigger VBA editor.
  3. Next, copy and paste the following VBA code into the “ThisOutlookSession” project.
Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
    Dim objTaskRequest As Outlook.TaskRequestItem
    Dim strSignatureFile As String
    Dim objFileSystem As Object
    Dim objTextStream As Object
    Dim strText As String
    Dim objTempMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim objTask As Outlook.TaskItem

    If TypeOf Item Is TaskRequestItem Then
       Set objTaskRequest = Item
       'Modify the path to your own signature file
       strSignatureFile = CStr(Environ("USERPROFILE")) & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures\John Smith.htm"
       Set objFileSystem = CreateObject("scripting.FileSystemObject")
       Set objTextStream = objFileSystem.OpenTextFile(strSignatureFile)
       strText = objTextStream.ReadAll
       Set objTempMail = Outlook.Application.CreateItem(olMailItem)
       objTempMail.HTMLBody = strText
       'Copy the signature to Task Request
       objTaskRequest.Body = objTaskRequest.Body & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & objTempMail.Body
       Set objTask = objTaskRequest.GetAssociatedTask(True)
       objTask.Body = objTask.Body & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & objTempMail.Body
       objTempMail.Close olDiscard
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Auto Insert Signature to Outgoing Task Requests

  1. Finally, you can follow the steps below to have a try.
  • First off, create a new task.
  • Then, click “Assign Task” button in “Manage Task” group.
  • Next, add recipients and compose this task.
  • Lastly, click “Send” button to send out this task request.Send Task Request
  • After it is sent out, you can check the task request, in which you can see the signature.Auto-inserted Signature in Task Requests

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