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Spread the word - add LibreOffice to your email signature!

Love LibreOffice? Want to let more people know about it? An effective
(and easy) way is to add a mention of the software to your email
signature. This is the piece of text that's automatically added to
emails that you send, and typically includes some information about your
job, or other contact details.

Many people also use their email signatures (aka "sigs") to spread the
word about causes they support - such as free and open source software
projects. So, you could use your signature to raise awareness about
LibreOffice, for instance! When people read your emails, if they also
check out the signature, they'll learn something. For instance, you
could add:

 LibreOffice: free and open source office suite:
 Respects your privacy, and gives you back control over your data

What exactly you add is up to you, and depends on what you want to focus
on. For instance, if you exchange emails with a lot of Microsoft Office
users, you may want to mention that LibreOffice can work with .doc(x),
.xls(x) files etc. Or perhaps you're more focused on the ethics of free
(as in freedom) software - and want to talk about the benefits to
society it brings.

In any case, it's best to keep it short (a couple of lines), and include
a link so that readers can get more information. If the main LibreOffice
website is too long for your sig, you can use as an

So, good luck, and if you have suggestions/ideas for signatures, post
them in the comments below! Here are also some quick instructions for
changing signatures in a few email clients and services...


Go to Tools > Account Settings in the menu, then choose your account,
and scroll down to the "Signature text" box.


Click the Settings cog in the top-right, then "See all settings". Under
the General tab, scroll down to Signature, then click "Create new". Give
it a name and text, and underneath assign it to new emails in the
"Signature defaults" option. Finally, scroll down and click "Save
Changes" at the bottom of the page.


[To come from Nigel Verity]

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