It really depends on which email program or service you are using, however there is one golden rule to follow: The main trick is to let your email program know that what you are pasting in is in fact some sort of code that needs to be handled a certain way and not just a bunch of letters or text to display.
Most email programs will work with the HTML version of the baby ticker code. If your email program understands that it is supposed to handle the code as HTML, then it can fetch your ticker from our server and display it as an image on your computer-- otherwise it will just show up as the code-like text that you pasted in!
So how do you let your email program know that you are pasting in code? That's the part that depends on which program you are using. There are a number of possible ways that might work for your program:
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- Look for an "HTML code" checkbox, link, or option. If your email service has one, make sure it's checked or enabled before pasting in your ticker code. This technique will work for inline service providers like yahoo mail and msn mail.
- Some email programs (like Microsoft Outlook Express) require you to setup a separate file that you then include in your signature in order for it to accept it as "code" rather than just text. This external file usually takes the form of a webpage code, as follows:
If you copy the above code into a simple text editor (like notepad), you can then paste your Baby Gaga ticker code in between the two indicated lines, then save it into a file on your computer with ".html" as the extension (e.g. myticker.html). Finally, attach that file as part of your signature. You can always test if you've done the external file correctly by simply opening it in your web browser (which should then just display the ticker all by itself).
Make sure you’re logged in using some version of Internet Explorer and follow these basic steps:
- Click on you “Mail” tab
- Click on the “options” link
- Click on "personal signature"
- You should now see an editable box region. But before you paste in your ticker code, make sure that the "Show rich-text toolbar" is NOT checked. Once the Richtext options (i.e. bold, font style, etc.) aren't showing, then paste in the HTML version of the baby-gaga ticker code.
- Once your ticker code is pasted in, you can now re-check the "show the rich-text toolbar".
- If you can now see you ticker in the editable box, then you've done it right!
- After that simply click on "OK" to save your changes.
*note: if you can't see your baby ticker being displayed when you receive an email (i.e. you send a test email to yourself), it could be that you haven't got images or HTML content enabled for viewing.
In Outlook Express
Follow these basic steps:
Create an HTML file for you ticker signature by copying the code below into Notepad (or any plain text edit, just don't use something like Microsoft Word!).
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- Go to http://tickers.baby-gaga.com and get your ticker code (HTML version) and paste it between the two comments in your notepad file.
- Save your Notepad file as "babygagaticker.html" and be sure to note which directory you save the file in!
- Open Outlook and go to “Tools” to select “Options”
- Enable HTML code in sending emails -- depending on the version of Outlook you have, this can either be under the "Mail Format" tab or the "Sending" tab. Either way, be sure to check/select the option for HTML. More info on this can be found at: http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/tips/html-email.html
- Now you need to add "babygagaticker.html" as your signature file. If you have Outlook Express, click on the Signature button and select "Use this file as a template". For Outlook, click on the "Signature" tab and select the "File" option.
- Click the "Browse" button and find the "babygagaticker.html" file. For outlook express, click "next" and then "finish" to add it. For Outlook, click "open" and then "OK".
- You can now select your newly created signature file for use --- in Outlook Express select the new signature from the "Signature for new messages" drop-down.
In Yahoo Mail
Make sure you have: Windows operating system, Windows Explorer 5.5 or above and follow these basic steps:
- Go to Options (up in the corner) Then under the "Management" section click on "Signature".
- Click the "View HTML source" box, where computer code will then be displayed.
- Make sure your cursor is at the end of that little code and paste the code for your ticker AFTER it. No spaces needed.
- Be sure to save it when you're done!!
In AOL mail
Follow these basic steps:
- Go to "Write Mail" or "Write"
- At the bottom right is a "Signatures" link. Click on it and then go to "Set Up Signatures" which should open a new window.
- In the new window, click "create".
- Name your newly created signature (i.e. type "baby-gaga ticker" in the top input field).
- Now, in the lower input field you need to place your HTML ticker code, but for AOL to recognize it as HTML instead of just plain text, you need to edit it to look like this:
In other words, cut & paste the above code into your signature edit field, and then cut & paste the Baby Gaga ticker code (HTML version) that you get from http://tickers.baby-gaga.com/
All that's left to do is click "OK" to save. Also, make sure to check if you want to set this signature as your default (click default on/off to reflect your preference).
There are a couple of different ways to display your ticker in Myspace.
- You can post the HTML version of the code (the first set that is displayed when you’ve made your ticker at http://tickers.baby-gaga.com/pregnancy.php) in one of your bulletin messages.
- The popular choice: edit your profile and choose one of those fields (e.g. “about me” “who I’d like to meet” etc.) to paste your HTML ticker code.
Unfortunately, we do not yet have the functionality to post our tickers in Facebook, but don’t worry we’ll be adding that ASAP!