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SigPro Manual

About SigPro

With SigPro you can customize all of your signatures by:

  • creating a single signature using placeholders/tokens so that the various details about the current account will be filled in automatically when you compose your email
  • sharing what you are listening to on iTunes
  • including a Skype button to show recipients how to contact you
  • stylizing your signature with html or a web archive file, then further personalize using SigPro tokens to add information
  • adding your latest blog post
  • adding scripts to your signature to pull information in from other sources
  • including a random quote, from a locally stored quotes file

Installation

Download the 30 day trial version.
Purchasing the plugin and remove the time limitatin on the trial.

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To install SigPro, double click on the sigpro.x.x.dmg file in the downloads folder then double click on the install icon and follow the on screen instructions.

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Once installed you can access the settings for the plugin in the Signatures preferences of Mail.


Registration

Once you have purchased the plugin you should receive an email with the registration information.

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The registration code is entered through the “Registration” button in the plugin preferences. The registration name and registration code must be entered EXACTLY as they appear in the registration infromation.


Getting Started

SigPro’s initial signatures pane is conveniently located in the Mail Signatures pane. It provides a set of tokens that can be incorporated into any signature. When the signature is used, the token will be replaced with the relevant content to provide a customized signature for each email.

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Tokens can be added to the signature by dragging them into the signature window.

Simple Tokens:

User Name: The “Full Name” field in the Accounts definition or defined in the SigPro pane for individual email addresses.
Account Description: The “description” field in the Accounts definition
Email: Email Address as defined in the currently selected mail account
Obscured Email: The “Email Address” field in the Accounts definition translated into a format that most bots will not use to create spam lists, i.e. “sigpro dot support at smallcubed dot com” for “sigpro.support@smallcubed.com”
Skype Button: A button linking to Skype using information from the Skype sidebar. (more information below)

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Content Tokens:

URL: Provide a url and a description to add a link into your signature
Image: Provide a url to an image to include the image in your signature

URL w/Image Provide a url to an image, and a url for a link to have a linked image in your signature

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Last Blog Entry: Add the RRS feed for a blog to have the last post of that blog appear in your signature

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Script: create a script to insert content into your signature (more information below)

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Web Archives:

Using SigPro it is easy to add content to your signature using a web archive file or an html file through the contextual menu. After adding html content or a web archive file, you can add tokens to complete the signature.

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Formatting:

Add formatting to the tokens through the formatting menu of Mail. Any formatting applied to the token will be applied to the replacement text.

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How-To Setup iTunes Integration

There are five placeholders that can be used to specifically insert pieces of iTunes information into the signature. These placeholders are the following:

iTunes Tokens:

iTunes Song: The currently playing song in iTunes
iTunes Album: The album of the currently playing song in iTunes
iTunes Artist: The artist of the currently playing song in iTunes
iTunes Status: The current status of iTunes (see below)
iTunes Summary: The summary as set in the iTunes window

The iTunes tokens iTunes Song:, iTunes Album:, iTunes Artist: and iTunes Status: can be dragged into any signatures. However, they will only have information if iTunes is playing.

Another way to display iTunes infromation is to use the iTunes Summary: in your signature. The iTunes Summary: will display the content of the status signatures as setup in the iTunes signature window. You can have a different signature display depending on whether iTunes is: playing, paused, open but not playing, or not open.

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How-To Use Random Quotations

The quotes tokens can be used to insert the “Quotation”, “Quote Author”, and the “Quote Citation” into your signature and format them as you want. The tokens will be filled in from the content of your “Random Quotes File”.

Quotes:

Quotation: The quotation
Quote Author: The author of the quotation
Quote Citation: Where the quote was taken from

Random Quotes File

In the Signature sidebar there is the “Quotes” section for selecting a “Random Quotes” file to import for use with your signatures.

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File Format

You must create a file with the list of quotations, separated by a carriage return. Each line can be broken into three parts that can be inserted into a signature separately; a quotation, an author and a citation.

The format of the file you create should be like this for each line:

“Some quotation worth having in an email”:Scott Little:’The read me doc of SigPro’

The first part is the quote, the second is the author and the third is the citation. They should be separated by a colon (:) and can be enclosed within any of several different types of delimiting characters, but the opening and closing for each MUST be the same. Both the author and the citation are optional. The following are allowed:

She sells seashells by the seashore

|…from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.|:|Charles Darwin|:|On the Origin of Species|

‘There are three types of “Creationist”, Young Earth, Intelligent Design and “Just plain screwed-up”’::

You can also have a quotation that is multi-line. In order to do this simply wrap the entire entry in brackets ([]). The brackets must be the first and last non-blank characters around the quotation, author and citation. The line breaks will be respected in the signature.

Multi-lined Quote:

["…from so simple a beginning
endless forms most beautiful and
most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.":"Charles Darwin":|On the Origin of Species|]

How-To Setup the Skype Button

To add a Skype link to a signature, set up your Skype name in the Skype tab, then drag the Skype token into the signature.

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How-To Use Scripts

The script token allows scripts to be used to pull content into a signature. This is an advanced feature for users who are comfortable with script writing.

When the script token is dragged into a signature it provides a Finder window to select the scripts. A second window then appears to provide arguments and set whether to use <pre> tags.

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The permissions on script files need to be set to be executable. This is true for all script types except for Applescript. alt "Open finder window to browse to script"

Arguments are passed as a simple list separated by spaces. Currently no parsing is done to handle values with spaces in them.

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The <pre> tags are used to insert line brakes in the script output. When they are present a <br/> tag is placed at the end of existing signature content and replaces any line break in the script’s returned data.


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Contact Information

If you have further questions, or SigPro doesn't act as you expect, you can contact us at the following email address: support@smallcubed.com.