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
- To begin with, start Outlook application.
- Then, press “Alt + F11” to trigger VBA editor.
- 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.Display objTempMail.HTMLBody = strText 'Copy the signature to Task Request objTaskRequest.Body = objTaskRequest.Body & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & objTempMail.Body objTaskRequest.Save Set objTask = objTaskRequest.GetAssociatedTask(True) objTask.Body = objTask.Body & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & objTempMail.Body objTask.Save objTempMail.Close olDiscard End If End Sub
- 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.
- After it is sent out, you can check the task request, in which you can see the signature.
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