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How to create a simple professional signature block in Google Docs

I'm going to use a Google Doc but you could do the same in MS Word if you like. So open up a blank doc.

Create a grid with the amount of rows and columns you want in your signature block (doesn't have to be perfect, we can add or remove more later):

basic grid pattern is the starting point
basic table grid is the starting point

Get your widths correct and merge rows/columns that you want to make a larger form.

Example: If you wanted your head image on the left, then make the left column narrower (box-like) then vertically merge all the rows in that column so you get a nice space to plonk your image.
merge the left column which will make our photo section
merge the left column which will make our photo section

Move your cell table to far left of the page to avoid a big margin on the left when copying and pasting into Gmail

Align the table to the left
Align the table to the left

Get your cells arranged and lined up as you wish, remember to merge the cells you want to make bigger with their neighbours by selecting the cells you want to merge and right click, select merge.

finished framework before images and text are added
Now our framework is finished, let's start putting some nice stuff in the boxes

For the left cell I want to add a picture so making the cell content align vertically in the center is essential

Align the contents of the table cells to the centre
Align the contents of the table cells to the centre

Add your images to the fields and text, style as desired

populated cells in the table now make it look more like a signature block
Looking better, man what a handsome dude.... err that monkey is.

Right click on your images and select Link, then insert your link in the text field (Note: there is a bug where the image options stays in front of the link text box so best to have the link copied already to easily paste into the field instead of typing)

Hide the lines of your grid

grid lines removal
Let's make those hideous grid lines disappear
finished signature block in a google doc
Now lets do something with this signature block... like add it to Gmail!

Paste it into your signature section and click SAVE down the bottom of the page.

completed signature block in Gmail
Add it to the Gmail signature block section


Hope this saves you lots of heartache.

If you don't want to go through all that by yourself, just steal mine, here is the doc with the template I used for this demo, enjoy.

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