Indesign to HTML for email signature

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Dec 27, 2021 Dec 27, 2021

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Hello!

I have built an email signature for my client in InDesign, but when I export to HTML all of the elements line up centered top to bottom instead of laying out how I set it up in the file. Any advice on how to correct this?

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InDesign is not even close to the right tool for this. If you insist on using it, you'll have to write your own CSS.

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Thank you!

 

I had not noticed the option in previous versions so I thought it was a new feature. I've been paying someone to make the signaures in the past. What platform do you suggest I use?

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Pretty much any modern email client has signature or template abilities and composes in email-compatible HTML. I use Thunderbird with Signature Switch to maintain a number of different styled sigs, for example.

 

If you just want to write an HTML snippet for someone else's template or paste-in, I suppose you could use Dreamweaver, but it's a very small amount of simple code and could be written in Notepad (or Notepad++) and proofed with a browser.

 

Using a high-end composition tool for email is... pretty overpowered and complicated. IMHO.

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Maybe I'm not explaining what I am looking for correctly.

 

I paid a service to create an HTML email signaure for me. He sent me a file, which I opened in Safari. I copied/pasted the code in Gmail and it maintained the formatting and links. I'm looking to create this now for my clients. 

 

I have very limited code experience so I was hoping for a program that allowed me to design the signaure and it would create the code for me. Maybe that does not exist?

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Then let me put this to rest. InDesign is not the right tool and this forum is for InDesign specific questions and issues.

I suggest you get back to whoever did the original version and ask them for help.

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