Outlook: Locating Email Signatures in Outlook 2002

I just upgraded Microsoft Office 2000 to Office XP (including Outlook 2002) and can't find my email signatures. What happened to them?

From your question, I infer that you were using Microsoft Word (i.e., WordMail) as your email editor. In Office 2000, Outlook stores your WordMail signatures in the normal.dot Word template as AutoText items and signatures for the built-in Outlook editor as separate .txt, .rtf, and .htm files for the different message formats. In Office XP, both the Outlook editor and WordMail use signatures stored as separate .txt, .rtf, and .htm files. To find your old WordMail signatures, select Insert, AutoText and look under the E-mail Signature heading.

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