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stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

How do you add a signature at the end of each post (if possible)?


^^right now, I just have to copy and paste that



 MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 13-inch
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    This thread Custom Signature (which went on for way to long) will give you some idea. There are others, search for signature and restrict to Using Apple Support Communities.


    But basically you cut and paste.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

    Thank you.


  • Alancito Level 6 (11,095 points)

    It's possible to set up your signature on the Desktop such that it can be simply dragged into the Camera icon's "From the Web" field...


    1. Right click on an already posted pic

    2. Choose "Open Link in New Tab"

    3. From the address bar of that new tab, drag the URL's favicon (little icon) to your Desktop whereupon an "@" icon will be created


    The above only has to be done once, and then to use that image in future posts...


    1. Click the Camera icon

    2. Click "From the Web"

    3. Drag the URL's "@" icon from your Desktop to the URL field and click Insert Image


    And if you want your signature instead of a generic "@" icon, that's possible too:


  • babowa Level 7 (29,965 points)

    Be kind to other posters if using a signature; I was going to do that and abandoned the idea because of some of the replies I got. I was reminded that these are technical forums. For instance, if it's large and/or moving/jumping, I get out of there because it adds needlessly to the clutter and makes it harder to concentrate on the actual post.


    FWIW, the thread linked to earlier was while I was considering using a signature....

  • Michael Wasley Level 5 (6,805 points)

    Agreed. Signatures are needless visual pollution, often distract and just waste space on others' monitors.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,742 points)

    Also note that signatures that contain links to web sites are prohibited by the Terms of Use (item 6.2.3):



    Note that if you really want to include something, it's a lot easier on iOS.  You can define keyboard shortcuts to expand into your signature, similar to what TextExpander and similar apps do on the Mac.  Interestingly, the equivalent feature built into Mac OS X does not work on these forums (or, at least, didn't last time I tried it).

  • paulcb Level 6 (19,110 points)

    IMO, signatures are pretty useless in a tech support forum, especially ones with stupid animations.


    And, FWIW, I only see a blank rectangle for yours.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,965 points)

    I see it - it's a black apple (THE apple) - a bit too large IMHO. I'm surprised though that this can be used without having to worry about copyright issues since it is an official Apple logo.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

    It's actually in the symbol browser in Pages or Word on the Mac. It's not an image, and lots of people I have seen use it on here... I don't think there is a copyright issue since it was obtained from the symbol browser. If I get complaints about it, I will definitely shrink the size.

  • deggie Level 9 (52,729 points)

    I agree with Barbara it is too large, needs to be reduced to match (and not overwhelm) the font you are using. You might want to make it more of a signature than just a symbol by using your clud name, i.e. President, Fremont HS Apple Club and then the logo.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

    That might work . Anyway, I'll play around with it a little later.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,965 points)

    You might want to make it more of a signature than just a symbol by using your clud name, i.e. President, Fremont HS Apple Club and then the logo.



    I just looked at that website (quite an undertaking!!); since he is also selling products (Tshirts), would he also have to post the disclaimer at the bottom?

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

    I wouldn't link it though, just the words. I don't design the website myself, that is the job of our webmaster, but did you like it?

  • babowa Level 7 (29,965 points)

    Yes, I did - just to be sure, you might want to check the Terms of Use here because they include this (and I've never been sure exactly what it is you're supposed to do (or not do) on this point):


    1. No advertising. Do not use the Site to sell or market your products to others and do not post a URL unless it directly answers a user’s question. If any portion of your Submission, including any posted URL, results in any accrual of compensation or benefit to you, you must note this in your post by stating, “I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link.” As well, the following are not allowed:
      1. A submission created solely to advertise a book, service, software or some other item for sale.
      2. Any reference, including a link, to a commercial item that is not directly related to a relevant technical support question or answer. For example: “This post created by Super Post Creator.”
      3. You may sign your Submissions with information about yourself. However, this should not include a link to a website. An example of an acceptable signature:
        Justine R.
        Author, “Apple Lisa Communities: Tips and Tricks”
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