Add other email sections (header, side banners) to your template
This article applies to cloud (server-side) signatures only. The Email layout tab discussed in this article is not available in the editor when designing an Outlook (client-side) signature template.
The signature template editor is not limited to email signatures only – you can also design other email sections (such as side banners and headers) and add them to your template.
To manage which email sections should be included in your template, go to the Email layout tab and find the Insert email section group on the ribbon (Fig. 1.).
Fig. 1. You can turn individual email sections on/off via the buttons in the Insert email section group.
Click the buttons with section names to turn individual sections on or off. To edit the contents of an email section, you need to select it by clicking inside it in the composition pane. The section that you are currently editing will be highlighted, as shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. The Header section is highlighted, which means it is currently being edited.
The availability of email sections depends on the template format you are currently working on (learn more about message formats). For example, side banners can be composed only for signatures in the HTML format.
The editor saves your progress: if you compose an email section and then remove it (by deselecting the corresponding button on the ribbon, as shown in Fig. 1.), your composition will be restored when you add this section again.
If you added a side banner, you can change the width of the neighboring section(s) in your template. Click Show sample email thread either on the Main or Email layout tab and use the arrow ( and ) buttons that appear within the sections that can be modified (Fig. 3.). If there are no side banners in your template, the other email sections (headers and signatures) have the same width as an email message.
Fig. 3. Use the arrow buttons to change the width of email sections.
If you are editing your signature template using the Custom setup mode, you can also manage how CodeTwo Email Signatures 365 should handle each section in email conversations (e.g. add side banners to all emails or only to the first message). Learn more