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I have a Google Apps e-mail account. I want to include the company logo to the left of my signature text.

The only way I can find to do this so far is to build it so that the text is part of the image. I do not want to do it this way, because then the text part would not be visible to anyone not showing images in their e-mail client.

Is there a way to make this work?

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Does this contain the answer to your question?… – Al E. Dec 6 '11 at 0:18
@AlEverett no, it doesn't. I have the rich signatures discussed there, but I can see how to float an image to left. – Joel Coehoorn Dec 6 '11 at 2:45

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Please follow the steps

  1. Create a table of one row with two column having border none in Microsoft Word.

  2. Place the image on the left column and Signature in the right column.

  3. Copy the table and paste it in the signature area.

You will find the image on the left side and the text on the right side.

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Haha, that worked great! The image didn't show at first (didn't upload), but it created a space that I could move an image I added to the signature separately into. – Joel Coehoorn Dec 6 '11 at 15:50
To follow up, since I just had to repeat this: This method works, but when you paste the signature into gmail the images won't show up. To get the images to show up, you then have to place them to a public web space of some kind and open them up in a web browser. Then you can drag them (probably requires google chrome) next to the placeholders that show up in your signature settings, remove the original placeholder, and all is well. – Joel Coehoorn Oct 12 '12 at 20:18
Coming back to this yet again: this is also works very well using a Google Doc or Spreadsheet to create the columns, and if you do this with a public document you also don't need separate hosting space. – Joel Coehoorn Aug 13 '13 at 16:47

You can also do Hoque's suggestion via Google Docs. That's what I did. That way, the image will show up the first time, as your Google Doc is like a space in the web from which the signature can draw the picture from.

Thanks Hoque for providing the suggestion!

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I realize this question has been answered, but I wanted to share a method to write HTML directly into the signature textarea, to do this:

  1. Write something in the Signature Rich Text Area provided by Gmail.
  2. Inspect the text you just wrote with the developer tools for your browser.
  3. Add any HTML with inline CSS accepted by the email signature tab.
  4. To get this to validate, you have to change something in the text area to get it updated (if you save without changing anything, nothing will happen).

To get an image in this area, you need to write the HTML and paste it there. You can use the one below to get the results you want:

      <td style="width: 80px">
        <img src="" width="40" height="40">
      <td>Other <strong>HTML</strong> Content</td>
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