Mac OS X Mail: How to add a signature to your email

You can add one signature to all messages automatically or create several and choose one when you compose a message.

To create a signature:

  1. choose Preferences from the Mail application menu and click Signatures
  2. select the signature you created and drag it to your account
  3. to add the signature automatically to every message, choose it from the Select Signature pop-up menu.
    to choose a signature when you compose a message, select “Choose signature when composing email”.

How to create PDF Documents on Mac OS X

You can create a PDF document of the document on Mac OS X.


To create a PDF document from Microsoft Word

i) Select File, Print…

ii) 2 ways to create a PDF document:

a) In the lower left corner of the Print dialog, click the Preview button which will create a temporary PDF document that will be opened in Apple’s Preview application which you can then save or print from:

b) OR, save the PDF directly from the Print dialog:

  • Click the pop-up PDF button and select Save as PDF…

  • Specify the name of the PDF document to save:

The process is now complete.

Making ZIP Files (Compressed Files) in One Click

To create a compressed file, either Control-click on the file and choose Create Archive (which is Apple-speak for “make a compressed ZIP file”). Or you can click on a file, then go to the Action menu (the button that looks like a gear up in the Finder window’s toolbar), and choose Create Archive from there. Either way, it quickly creates a new file, with the file extension “.zip.” This is the compressed file. You can also compress several different files (like three, for example) into one single archive file — just Command-click (or Shift-click contiguous files) on all the files you want included, then choose Create Archive of X Items from the Action menu. A file will be created named “” (that’s it!). By the way, if someone sends you a ZIP file, don’t sweat it — just double-click it and Tiger will automatically decompress it.