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There may be a fancy way to do this with HTML layers, but I don’t know of a non-trivial approach. For example, it MAY be possible to overlay two tables, the underlying one including the header/footer images, while the top table is sized to ensure text is placed within the header/footer area. There may be more advanced HTML CSS features which could also facilitate it, although I’m not sure if you could do it without overlaying layers (z-order and absolute positioning). Here’s some sample HTML that may help:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD><TITLE></TITLE>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<META content="MSHTML 6.00.2800.1400" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>
<BODY style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; MARGIN: 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">
<TABLE height="100%" cellSpacing=3 cellPadding=2 width="100%">
  <TBODY>
  <TR>
    <TD vAlign=top>
      <DIV style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px; PADDING-TOP: 8px; TEXT-ALIGN: right" 
      align=right><A 
      style="BACKGROUND-POSITION: right top; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(http://www.novell.com/email/img/novell_logo_wh.gif); WIDTH: 100%; BACKGROUND-REPEAT: no-repeat; HEIGHT: 22px" 
      href="http://www.novell.com"></A></DIV>
      <DIV 
      style="BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(http://www.novell.com/img/dotline_trans_horz.gif); PADDING-TOP: 1px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cc0000"></DIV>

      <DIV>
      <TABLE style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana" cellSpacing=0 
      cellPadding=5 width="100%">
        <TBODY>
        <TR>
          <TD style="PADDING-TOP: 10px" vAlign=top align=left height=200>
            <TABLE style="Z-INDEX: -1; LEFT: 0px; POSITION: absolute" 
            height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%">
              <TBODY>
              <TR>
                <TD 
                style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 140pt; COLOR: #ffe1e1; FONT-FAMILY: 'AvantGarde Md BT', Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" 
                vAlign=center align=middle 
            height="100%">G</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Insert text 
        here...</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

      <TABLE style="MARGIN-TOP: 30px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 
        width="100%"><TBODY>
        <TR>
          <TD vAlign=center align=middle><A 
            style="PADDING-LEFT: 38px; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 9pt; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(http://www.novell.com/img/body/n_icon_requestinfo.gif); VERTICAL-ALIGN: text-bottom; COLOR: #cc0000; MARGIN-RIGHT: 20px; PADDING-TOP: 12px; BACKGROUND-REPEAT: no-repeat; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; HEIGHT: 48px; TEXT-DECORATION: none" 
            href="http://www.groupwise.com">GroupWise Home</A><A 
            style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/oradesima/rightnav_coollogo_190.gif); VERTICAL-ALIGN: text-bottom; WIDTH: 190px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 20px; BACKGROUND-REPEAT: no-repeat; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; HEIGHT: 65px; TEXT-DECORATION: none" 
            href="http://www.gwmag.com"> </A><A 
            style="PADDING-LEFT: 38px; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 9pt; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(http://www.novell.com/img/body/n_icon_promo.gif); VERTICAL-ALIGN: text-bottom; COLOR: #cc0000; PADDING-TOP: 12px; BACKGROUND-REPEAT: no-repeat; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; HEIGHT: 48px; TEXT-DECORATION: none" 
            href="http://www.novell.com/products/groupwise/partners/">Partner 
            Products</A></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
      <DIV 
      style="BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(http://www.novell.com/img/dotline_trans_horz.gif); PADDING-TOP: 1px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cc0000"></DIV>
      <TABLE height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" 
      bgColor=#f7f7f7>
        <TBODY>
        <TR>
          <TD style="PADDING-TOP: 10px" vAlign=top align=middle 
            height=120><SPAN 
            style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #001ea8; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><B>Novell Inc.</B><BR>1800 South Novell Place, Provo, Utah 84606<BR>Phone: 1-800-453-1267<BR>Web: 
            <A 
        href="http://www.novell.com">www.novell.com</A></SPAN></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></BODY></HTML>

In terms of ensuring the standard GroupWise signature is inserted in a particular position, the only way I know of to do this is to insert the same reply marker text that GroupWise uses to determine where a signature should be inserted. I think you enter a break, then ‘>>>’ (formatted using a white font so the text was invisible). GroupWise looks for this sequence when determining where to insert the signature. You’ll probably have to experiment to get this right.

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