Design Panel

About the Design Panel

The Design Panel is in the area on the right in the Email editor that contains your elements and assets. It will allow you to build your Email without hassle--drag and drop elements or assets into the canvas and be ready in no time!

To alternate between the Elements view and the Assets view, click on Assets or Elements in the  Design Panel.

In this article you'll find all sorts of information about the Design Panel, from the most basic to the most specific, so head over to the left navigation to jump to a specific topic.

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Elements & Assets Basics

What's an Element?   What's an Asset?

An Element is a content container that can be added into an Email. There are 7 types of elements: Text, Image, Button, Line, Spacer, List, Menu, Icon Menu and HTML.

Click an element to read more.

 

An Asset is a row that contains one or more columns and elements, which has been saved for future use. If you have a part of an Email that you will be using regularly, it's best to save it as an asset.

Jump to Assets.

Here's how to use the elements and assets to create your Email

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Adding Elements

How to Add Elements into the Canvas

You get to choose the exact placement of the element before adding it into the canvas. Here's a quick guide for how they behave depending on where you drop them in the canvas.

Only elements can be placed inside an existing row, since an asset is already a row.

 

1. Choose your element.

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2. Click on it, and drag it towards the canvas. Don't drop it yet.

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3. The line indicator will point to the place where the element will be placed. Take a look at the images below to see how it should look when you add elements into the canvas.

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Into a new row

This is how the canvas will signal that you are dropping the element into a new row.

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Into a new column

This is how the canvas will signal that you are dropping the element into a new column.

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Into an existing empty row

This is how the canvas will signal that you are dropping the element into an existing row with no other elements in it.

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Into an existing empty column

This is how the canvas will signal that you are dropping the element into an existing column with no other elements in it.

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Into an already populated row

This is how the canvas will signal that you are dropping the element into an existing row that has one or more elements in it. Adding an element to a row will create a new column.

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Into an already populated column

This is how the canvas will signal that you are dropping the element into an existing column that has one or more elements in it.

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Cloning Elements

How to Clone an Element

1. Click on the element you would like to clone.

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2. On the right, the Element Options will open in the Design Panel.

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3. Scroll to the bottom of the Element Options, and click Clone.

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4. That's it! Your element will be cloned directly under the original, in the same row.

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Adding Assets

How to Add Assets into the Canvas

1. On the Design Panel, click on the Assets tab.

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2. Locate the asset you wish to add to your Email and drag it onto the canvas.

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3. Drop it into the canvas like you would with any other element. 

Assets are rows, and not elements, and therefore they can only be added as a new row.

 

Moving an Element or Asset

How to Move an Element or Asset

The elements you place in the canvas are not static. Here's how to move them around the canvas after they've been placed.

Assets cannot be moved, since they are already rows. Rows, for now, cannot be moved either. We will notify you once this feature becomes available. Nevertheless, it is possible to move a specific element from inside an asset into a new or existing row.

To move an element, first click and hold it. Then scroll around and drop it wherever you wish to place it.

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Deleting an Element

How to Delete an Element

1. Click on the element you wish to remove.

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2. Click on the red x on the top right corner of the element.

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Removing an Asset

How to Remove an Asset

You can remove an asset by deleting all the elements within the row, one by one, but the row will remain. To do that, simply follow the steps above on deleting an element. Here are the instructions on how to remove an asset and its container row.

 

1. Locate the asset you wish to remove.

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2. Look over to the left, on the Structure panel, and click on the row where the asset is.

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3. Head over to the Design Panel, where Row Settings is now shown, and click Delete.

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4. Are you sure? Click Delete if yes, otherwise cancel.

 

 

Deleting an Asset

How to Delete an Asset

Here's how to delete an asset from the Design Panel. You may also do this from the Assets tab.

1. Click the Assets tab in the Design Panel.

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2. Locate the asset you wish to delete, and click on the red X.

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3. Are you sure you want to delete this asset? If yes, click Delete. Otherwise, click Cancel.

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About Assets

What is an Asset?

An Asset is a type of user-made Email content. Essentially, it's a row in an Email saved for future campaigns. A big benefit of saving rows as assets is to save time in the Email editor by not having to create the same row repeatedly: like your standard Email footer.

Working with assets also makes it easy to maintain design and branding consistency within all your email campaigns.

Creating an asset with the Email design tool is simple. While creating or editing an Email, save a row that you feel you will use in the future.

Here's some useful information to get you started with assets.

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Creating an Asset

How to Create an Asset

1. Start by going to the Email Editor.

Get here either by creating an Email or by editing an existing Email.

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2. Drag and drop your desired elements from the Design Panel into a row.

Skip this step if you are creating an asset from an existing Email.

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3. Take a look at the Structure panel and click on the row you want to save as an asset. This will open the Row Settings.

Remember that columns are always a part of a row, they only form when placing elements inside of a row and are never in the canvas independently. If you save a row as an asset, it will save the columns inside the row as well.

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4. You'll see the Row Settings on the Design Panel.

On the bottom of the settings, click Create as asset.

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5. Enter a Name and a Description for your asset.

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6. Done? Click Create.

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Editing an Asset

How to Edit an Asset

1. Head over to the Email tool's Activity Page and open the Assets tab.

Locate and double-click the asset you wish to edit.

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2. The Email Editor will open. Make your changes!

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3. When done, click Finish. Your asset is then saved.

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Searching for an Asset

How to Search for and Locate an Asset

A quick way to locate an asset with the intention of deleting or renaming it is to go directly to the Assets tab in the activity page. Continue reading this section for instructions on how to locate an asset in the Email Editor. Read more about the assets tab...

 

1. On the Assets tab of the Design Panel, write the name or part of the name of the asset you're looking for under Search for my asset. There it is!

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Placing an Asset on the Canvas

How to Place an Asset on the Canvas

1. On the Design Panel, click on the Assets tab.

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2. Locate the asset you wish to add to your Email, and drag in onto the canvas.

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Removing an Asset

How to Remove an Asset from the Canvas

You can remove an asset by deleting all the elements within the row, one by one, but the row will remain. To do that that, simply follow the steps on how to delete an element in this article. Here are the instructions on how to remove an asset and its container row. If you are looking for instructions on how to delete an asset, refer to the Assets tab section in the Activity Page article.

1. Locate the row that contains the asset you wish to remove.

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2. Look over to the left, on the Structure panel, and click on the row where the asset you want to remove is.

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3. Head over to the Design Panel, where Row Settings is shown. Click Delete.

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4. Are you sure? Click Delete if yes, otherwise cancel.

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Deleting an Asset

How to Delete an Asset

Here's how to delete an asset from the Design Panel. You may also do this from the Assets tab.

1. Click the Assets tab in the Design Panel.

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2. Locate the asset you wish to delete, and click on the red X.

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3. Are you sure you want to delete this asset? If yes, click Delete. Otherwise, click Cancel.

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Text Element

Use a text element to insert text into your Email. You can style the text in several ways to make sure it fits your Email's design!

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Here's some useful information to get you started with the text element

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Adding a Text Element

How to Add a Text Element into the Canvas

1. Head over to the Design Panel, on the right.

Click and hold the Text element.

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2. Drag the element where you wish to place it, and drop it.

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3. Now you can enter your text! To learn more about text formatting, click on the Formatting the Text Element item below.

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Cloning a Text Element

How to Clone a Text Element

1. Click on the text element you would like to clone.

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2. On the right, the Text Options will open in the Design Panel.

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3. Scroll to the bottom of the Text Options, and click Clone.

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4. That's it! Your text element will be cloned directly under the original, in the same row.

 

Text Element Options

How to Open and Review the Text Element Options

Click on the text element, either on the canvas or on the Structure Panel. This will open the Text Options on the Design Panel.

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Text Element Name

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This is an internal name for your text element, and will only be displayed on the Structure Panel on the left hand side.

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Manual Line Height

To manually adjust the line height of your text element, check the box next to Manual Line Height and enter a measure in pixels. You may also click on the line height icon, hold, and drag to the left to reduce and right to increase the spacing.

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Text Element Margins

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Set the margins of the element, known as padding, by writing a measurement in pixels under top, right, bottom and left margins. You may also click on the margin icons, hold, and drag to the left to reduce and right to increase their size.

 

For example, this is what a text element looks like with 17px margins:

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While the same text element with 0px margins looks like this:

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Clone Element

Click Clone to clone this element. The clone will be placed directly under the original, inside the same row.

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Formatting the Text Element

How to Format the Text in the Text Element

1. Once you've added the element, click inside the text element and enter the text in the box. Click on the text to open the inline text editor if it doesn't open automatically.

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2. Use the inline text editor to change the style of the text.

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A few words about the options in the inline text editor:

FontSize & StyleFormat & ColourAlignmentData Tags

How to Change the Font of the Text in the Text Element

1. Click on the font button in the inline text editor.

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2. Choose a font from the list.

We currently support 7 different fonts: Arial, Comic Sans, Courier New, Georgia, Helvetica, Lucida, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet Ms and Verdana.

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Something to consider: Some Email clients may not support certain fonts. If this is the case, the Email client will replace the font with a fallback font.

 

Deleting a Text Element

How to Delete a Text Element

1. Click on the element you wish to remove.

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2. Click on the red x on the top right corner of the element.

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Image Element

To add images into an Email, you'll need an image element!

Images will make your Emails more attractive, increasing the click rate for those Emails in which you place images with a link.

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Here's some useful information to get you started with the image element

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Adding an Image Element

How to Add an Image Element into the Canvas

1. Head over to the Design Panel. Click and hold the image element.

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2. Drag the element where you wish to place it, and drop it.

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3. Now that your element is placed on the canvas, click Upload to pick your image. You may also locate the file in your computer, and drag and drop it on the element. It's important that you don't drag it into the button, but rather the empty area in the element.

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4. Select an image file from your computer. We support PNG, JPG, JPEG and GIF image file types.

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If you wish, you may enter an URL where your image file is hosted. To do that, take a look at the Design Panel on the right, and click Image URL.

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Enter the URL for your image. We recommend that you only use image files hosted in your own domain, this will ensure that the image file is available for your email. If you intend to change an image in your email by replacing the image file in your URL, a picture with a different width will affect your email's design.

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 About image files

Whereas the average image file size tends to be around 2MB and 2.5MB, we recommend that you keep the file size at 1MB or under.

Consider that your recipients will have to load all the content of your email in order to view it, and those with slower connections as well as restricted data plans on their mobile devices may be affected.

Also, if you decide to upload images to your email from an URL, choose images hosted in your own server in order to ensure that they're available at the time of sending.

 

5. There's your picture!

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Cloning an Image Element

How to Clone an Image Element

1. Click on the image element you would like to clone.

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2. On the right, the Image Options will open in the Design Panel.

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3. Scroll to the bottom of the Image Options, and click Clone.

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4. That's it! Your image element will be cloned directly under the original, in the same row.

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Resizing an Image

How to Resize an Image

For now, it is not possible to resize images. We will notify you when this feature becomes available.

Replacing an Image

How to Replace or Change an Image

1. Click on the image element you wish to replace.

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2. The Image Options will open on the right, on the Design Panel. Locate the image you uploaded towards the bottom of the Image Options.

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3. Hover over the image and click Change Image to pick a file from your computer, or Image URL to enter the URL of an image file.

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4. Choose another file from your computer or enter a new URL.

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 About image files

Whereas the average image file size tends to be around 2MB and 2.5MB, we recommend that you keep the file size at 1MB or under.

Consider that your recipients will have to load all the content of your email in order to view it, and those with slower connections as well as restricted data plans on their mobile devices may be affected.

Also, if you decide to upload images to your email from an URL, we recommend that you only choose images hosted in your own server in order to ensure that they're available at the time of sending.

 

Image Element Options

How to Open and Review the Image Element Options

Open the Image Options by clicking on the image element, either in the canvas or in the Structure Panel. The Image Options will open on the Design Panel.

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Image Element Name

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This is an internal name for your element when it's displayed on the structure panel on the left side.

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Image Element URL

Add an image link if you want your recipients to be able to click on the image and take them to a webpage.

This can be very useful if, for example, you have a special sale or event and want your recipients to engage with your website. To achieve this, upload an eye-catching image with a CTA, and add a link to it.

Open the Link Type drop-down menu, and choose between Web Address, Email Address,  Phone Number, Unsubscribe or Web Version.

Choosing Email Address or Phone Number are equivalent to typing "mailto:" or "tel:" in a link.

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Enter the phone number, web or email address, if you chose either of these, and then enter a link title. Curious about this? Jump to profile events.

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Do you want to track this link in your email? If you want to record the response data from the profiles who receive your email, leave this option ticked. Otherwise, untick the Track link box to skip tracking interactions with this link.

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Click on the item below to read more about the advanced link settings.

Advanced Link Settings

Advanced Link Settings

Once you've entered your link's URL, these advanced settings will become available.

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Attributes as URL Parameters

1. Click on the drop-down menu and select an attribute from the list.

Both default and custom attributes are available in this feature.

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2. Enter the URL parameter that should be added to your link under Parameter.

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3. To add another attribute to your link, click Add attribute and repeat the steps described above.

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Changed your mind?

To remove an attribute from your link, click Remove attribute.

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Image Element Text

Enter a text to describe your image. It will appear when a cursor hovers over the image.

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For example:

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Image Element Alignment

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This will modify how the element aligns with the rest of the space in the element.

 

Image Element Margins

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Set the margins of the element, known as padding, by writing a measurement in pixels under top, right, bottom and left margins. You may also click on the margin icons, hold, and drag to the left to reduce and right to increase their size.

 

 

This is what it would look like with 20px padding:

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While an element with 0px padding looks like this:

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Clone Element

Click Clone to clone this element. The clone will be placed directly under the original, inside the same row.

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Deleting an Image Element

How to Delete an Image Element

1. Click on the element you wish to remove.

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2. Click on the red x on the top right corner of the element.

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Button Element

Buttons make Emails feel more organic and allow Profiles to engage directly with you. You can add them to send them directly to a page of your choice.

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Here's some useful information to get you started with the button element

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Adding a Button Element

How to Add a Button Element into the Canvas

1. Head over to the Design Panel. Click and hold the button element.

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2. Drag the element where you wish to place it, and drop it.

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3. Now that the button is placed, click on the button and type in your button text or call to action.

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4. There you go!

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Cloning a Button Element

How to Clone a Button Element

1. Click on the button element you would like to clone.

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2. On the right, the Button Options will open in the Design Panel.

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3. Scroll to the bottom of the Button Options, and click Clone.

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4. That's it! Your button element will be cloned directly under the original, in the same row.

 

Editing Button Text

How to Edit the Text in a Button Element

1. To edit a button's text, click on the button and edit the text directly.

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2. Use the inline text editor to adjust the style of the button text.

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FontSizeColour

How to Change the Font of the Text in the Button Element

1. Click on the font button in the inline text editor, and select the text to adjust the font.

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2. Choose a font from the list.

We currently support 7 different fonts: Arial, Comic Sans, Courier New, Georgia, Helvetica, Lucida, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet Ms and Verdana.

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Something to consider: Some Email clients may not support certain fonts. If this is the case, the Email client will replace the font with a fallback font.

 

Button Element Options

How to Open and Review the Button Element Options

Open the Button Options by clicking on the button element, either in the canvas or in the Structure Panel. The Button Options will show on the Design Panel.

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Button Element Name

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This is an internal name for your element and will only be displayed on the Structure Panel, on the left.

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Button Element Link

Add a link (URL) for your recipients to open when they click the button.

Make sure the link corresponds with your button's text.

Open the Link Type drop-down menu, and choose between Web Address, Email Address,  Phone Number, Unsubscribe or Web Version.

Choosing Email Address or Phone Number are equivalent to typing "mailto:" or "tel:" in a link.

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Enter the phone number, web or email address, if you chose either of these, and then enter a link title. Curious about this? Jump to profile events.

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Do you want to track this link in your email? If you want to record the response data from the profiles who receive your email, leave this option ticked. Otherwise, untick the Track link box to skip tracking interactions with this link.

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Click on the item below to read more about the advanced link settings.

Advanced Link Settings

Advanced Link Settings

Once you've entered your link's URL, these advanced settings will become available.

Click on Advanced Link Settings to expand.

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Attributes as URL Parameters

1. Click on the drop-down menu and select an attribute from the list.

Both default and custom attributes are available in this feature.

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2. Enter the URL parameter that should be added to your link under Parameter.

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3. To add another attribute to your link, click Add attribute and repeat the steps described above.

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Changed your mind?

To remove an attribute from your link, click Remove attribute.

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Button Element Style

Customise the colour, border, shape and placement of your button.

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ColourBorderRadiusSizeAlignmentMargins

How to Change the Button Colour

Click on the circle next to button colour to open the colour picker.

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Use the colour picker to choose a colour that suits your button.

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If you already have a standard colour, enter the colour code in the Hex box.

A slightly less dark black is optimal for reading text in white backgrounds. A good example is #4a4a4a. Go ahead and enter the colour in RGB format if that's the method you prefer.

The colour picker will save 16 of your recently used colours for each Email. Every new Email will have no recently used colours, but the colours will remain for each Email whenever you go back into editing.

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Clone Element

Click Clone to clone this element. The clone will be placed directly under the original, inside the same row.

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Deleting a Button

How to Delete a Button Element

1. Choose and click on the button element you wish to remove.

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2. Click the red x on the top right corner.

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Line Element

Line Elements come in handy when you need to divide content in your Email. Use them wisely!

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Here's some useful information to get you started with the line element

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Adding a Line Element

How to Add a Line Element into the Canvas

1. Head over to the Design Panel. Click and hold the line element.

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2. Drag the line element where you wish to place it, and drop it.

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3. There it is!

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Cloning a Line Element

How to Clone a Line Element

1. Click on the line element you would like to clone.

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2. On the right, the Line Options will open in the Design Panel.

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3. Scroll to the bottom of the Line Options, and click Clone.

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4. That's it! Your line element will be cloned directly under the original, in the same row.

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Line Element Options

How to Open and Review the Line Element Options

Click on the line element, either on the canvas or the Structure Panel, to see the line options. The Line Options will open on the Design Panel.

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Line Element Name

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This is an internal name for your line element, which will only be displayed on the Structure Panel.

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Line Element Style

Customise the look of your line element by changing these settings.

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ColourMarginsThickness

How to Change the Colour of the Line

1. Click on the circle next to Colour to open the colour picker.

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To edit the line colour, pick a colour from the colour picker.

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If you already have a standard colour, enter the colour code in the Hex box.

A slightly less dark black is optimal for reading text in white backgrounds. A good example is #4a4a4a. Go ahead and enter the colour in RGB format if that's the method you prefer.

The colour picker will save 16 of your recently used colours for each Email. Every new Email will have no recently used colours, but the colours will remain for each Email whenever you go back into editing.

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Deleting a Line

How to Delete a Line Element

1. Click on the line element you wish to delete.

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2. Click on the red x on the top right corner.

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Spacer Element

Need some space? Use a spacer element in your Email to create some separation between the elements in your Email. It can be quickly modified by using the spacer handle, making very easy to tailor the spacer as you build your Email.

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Here's some useful information to get you started with the spacer element

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Adding a Spacer Element

How to Add a Spacer Element

1. Head over to the Design Panel, on the right. Click and hold the Spacer element.

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2. Drag the spacer element where you wish to place it, and drop it.

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3. There it is!

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Cloning a Spacer Element

How to Clone a Spacer Element

1. Click on the spacer element you would like to clone.

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2. On the right, the Spacer Options will open in the Design Panel.

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3. On the bottom of the Spacer Options, click Clone.

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4. That's it! Your spacer element will be cloned directly under the original, in the same row.

 

Adjust Spacer Size

How to Adjust the Spacer Element Size

To adjust the size of your spacer, click on the handle and drag it up or down.

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From the Design Panel, change its size by entering a specific size for your spacer in pixels under Spacer Size (px). You may also click on the Spacer size icon, hold, and drag to the left to reduce and right to increase the spacing.

If you move the handle in the element, the number in Spacer Options will be modified to reflect the measurement.

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Spacer Element Options

How to Open and Review the Spacer Element Options

Click on the spacer element, either in the canvas or in the Structure Panel, to see the Spacer Options. They will appear in the Design Panel, on the right.

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Spacer Name

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This is an internal name for your spacer element, and will only be displayed on the Structure Panel.

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Spacer Size

Enter a specific size for your spacer in pixels under spacer size (px). You may also click on the Spacer size icon, hold, and drag to the left to reduce and right to increase the spacing.

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If you move the handle in the element, this number will be modified to reflect the measurement.

 

Clone Element

Click Clone to clone this element. The clone will be placed directly under the original, inside the same row.

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Deleting a Spacer Element

How to Delete a Spacer Element

1. Click on the element you wish to delete.

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2. Click the red x on the top right corner of the element.

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List Element

A list element will allow you to display information in an organised manner. You can create a list that is clickable in order to send your Audience to your website, and most importantly, the list can be made so that it fits your Email's design!

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Here's some useful information to get you started with the list element

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Adding a List Element

How to Add a List Element into the Canvas

1. Head over to the Design Panel. Click and hold the list element.

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2. Drag the list element where you wish to place it, and drop it.

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3. There's your list element! By default, your list will be empty. Refer to the List Options to add list elements.

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Cloning a List Element

How to Clone a List Element

1. Click on the list element you would like to clone.

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2. On the right, the List Options will open in the Design Panel.

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3. Scroll to the bottom of the List Options, and click Clone.

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4. That's it! Your list element will be cloned directly under the original, in the same row.

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List Element Options

How to Open and Review the List Element Options

Click on your list element, either on the canvas or from the Structure Panel on the left, to see the List Options. They will open on the Design Panel.

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List Name

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This is an internal name for your element, and will only be displayed on the Structure Panel on the left.

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List Items

Here you can add and remove items from the list.

To add an item, click Add item. Your item will appear in the element, where you can directly edit its content.

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To remove an item, click on the X on the right of the item.

Read more on how to add and remove list items in the section below.

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List Spacing

Increase or decrease the spacing between list items on Space between.

Enter a specific measurement under space between (px). You may also click on the Space between icon, hold, and drag to the left to reduce and right to increase the spacing.

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List style

Adjust these settings to make sure that your list element matches the rest of your Email.

List TypeAlignmentMargins

How to Change the List Type

The list type refers to the character that precedes and organises the list items.

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Choose between a bullet point, letters from A-Z, or numbers:

If your list items exceed the number of letters in the alphabet, the letters will then behave as double digit numbers

To show the list items without any character in front, choose none.

For a completely custom character, select custom and enter your character under custom style.

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Clone Element

Click Clone to clone this element. 

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The clone will be placed directly under the original, inside the same row.

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Adding List Items

How to Add Items to a List Element

You can add list items from the List Options and then edit the content of the items directly in the canvas.

To open the List Options, click on the list element either on the canvas or the Structure Panel on the left.

 

1. Click Add under List items in the list options. Add as many as you want to add.

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2. Your list item or items will appear in the list element.

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3. Click on the list elements to edit their content.

Keep going until you've added and edited all your items!

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Formatting the List Items

How to Format the Text in the List Element

1. Once you've added the list element and its items, click on the list element to open the inline text editor.

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2. Use the inline text editor to change the style of the text.

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A few words about the inline text editor:

FontSizeFormatColourData Tags

How to Change the Font of the List Element Items

1. Click on the font button in the inline text editor.

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2. Choose a font from the list to change the font the text will be displayed on.

We currently support 7 different fonts: Arial, Comic Sans, Courier New, Georgia, Helvetica, Lucida, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet Ms and Verdana.

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Something to consider: Some Email clients may not support certain fonts. If this is the case, the Email client will replace the font with a fallback font.

 

Removing List Items

How to Remove Items from the List Element

To remove items, you must be in the List options. To open the List Options, click on the list element either on the canvas or the Structure Panel on the left.

1. Find the list item you wish to remove.

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2. Click the circle with the "x".

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Deleting a List Element

How to Delete a List Element

1. Click on the element you wish to delete.

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2. Click on the red x on the top right corner of the element.

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Menu Element

A menu element is useful to organise information in an Email, as well as to guide your Audience into a specific part of your website. It's fully customisable, so make sure you adjust the settings to make it fit the rest of your Email.

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Here's some useful information to get you started with the menu element

Click on an item below to expand:

Adding a Menu Element

How to Add a Menu Element

1. Head over to the Design Panel. Click and hold the menu element.

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2. Drag the menu element where you wish to place it, and drop it.

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3. There's your menu element!

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Cloning a Menu Element

How to Clone a Menu Element

1. Click on the menu element you would like to clone.

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2. On the right, the Menu Options will open in the Design Panel.

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3. Scroll to the bottom of the Menu Options, and click Clone.

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4. That's it! Your menu element will be cloned directly under the original, in the same row.

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Menu Element Options

How to Open and Review the Menu Element Options

Click on your menu element, either in the canvas or in the Structure Panel, to see the Menu Options. They will open on the Design Panel.

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Menu Name

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This is an internal name for your element, and will only be displayed in the Structure Panel on the left.

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Menu Items

Here you can add and remove items from the menu.

To add an item, click Add item.

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To remove an item, click on the X on the right of the item.

Read more on how to add and remove menu items in the section below.

 

Menu Spacing

 

Increase or decrease the spacing between menu items on Space between.

Enter a specific measurement under space between (px). You may also click on the Space between icon, hold, and drag to the left to reduce and right to increase the spacing.

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Menu Style

Adjust these settings to make sure that your menu element matches the rest of your Email.

Separator Alignment Margins

How to Change the Separator of a Menu

In the Separator field, enter the character that will divide or separate menu items.

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Clone Element

Click Clone to clone this element. The clone will be placed directly under the original, inside the same row.

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Adding Menu Items

How to Add Items to a Menu Element

You can add menu items from the Menu Options and then edit the content of the items directly in the canvas.

To open the Menu Options, click on the menu element either on the canvas or the Structure Panel on the left.

 

1. Click Add under Menu items in the menu options. Add as many as you want to add.

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2. Your menu item or items will appear in the menu element.

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3. Click on the menu elements to edit their content.

Keep going until you've added and edited all your items!

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Formatting the Menu Items

How to Format the Text in the Menu Element

1. Once you've added the menu element and its items, click on the menu element to open the inline text editor.

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2. Use the inline text editor to change the style of the text.

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A few words about the inline text editor:

FontSizeFormatColourData Tags

How to Change the Font of the Menu Element Items

1. Click on the font button in the inline text editor.

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2. Choose a font from the list.

We currently support 7 different fonts: Arial, Comic Sans, Courier New, Georgia, Helvetica, Lucida, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet Ms and Verdana.

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Something to consider: Some Email clients may not support certain fonts. If this is the case, the Email client will replace the font with a fallback font.

 

Removing Menu Items

How to Remove Items from the Menu Element

To remove items, you must be in the Menu options. Open the Menu Options by clicking on the menu element, either in the canvas or in the Structure Panel.

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1. Find the menu item you wish to remove.

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2. Click the circle with the "x".

 

Deleting a Menu Element

How to Delete a Menu Element

1. Choose and click on the element you wish to remove.

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2. Click the red x on the top right corner of the element.

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Icon Menu element

Use an Icon Menu element to link to your social media channels in an email.

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Here's some useful information to get you started with the Icon Menu element

Click on an item below to expand:

Adding an Icon Menu element

How to Add an Icon Menu element into the Canvas

1. Head over to the Design Panel. Click and hold the Icon Menu element.

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2. Drag the element where you wish to place it, and drop it.

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There it is!

Expand Setting up the Icon Menu Element below to read more about the content and design options.

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Cloning an Icon Menu element

How to Clone an Icon Menu element

1. Click on the Icon Menu element you would like to clone.

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2. On the right, the Icon Menu Options will open in the Design Panel.

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3. Scroll to the bottom of the Icon Menu Options, and click Clone.

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4. That's it! Your Icon Menu element will be cloned directly under the original, in the same row.

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Setting up the Icon Menu Element

How to Set up the Icon Menu Element

1. Add an Icon Menu element by following the instructions on Adding an Icon Menu Element above.

The element will have one Facebook icon by default. Take a look at the Design Panel on the right to customise your element.

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2. Let's start with the Content options.

Expand the Services drop-down menu and select a service from the list.

APSIS One Icon Menu currently supports Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, email, phone number and custom.

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If you choose custom, you must select a link type:

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3. Enter the URL, phone number or email address for the icon.

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Do you want to track this link in your email? If you want to record the response data from the profiles who receive your email, leave this option ticked. Otherwise, untick the Track link box to skip tracking interactions with this link.

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Click on the item below to read more about the advanced link settings.

Advanced Link Settings

Advanced Link Settings

Once you've entered your link's URL, these advanced settings will become available.

Click on Advanced Link Settings to expand.

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Attributes as URL Parameters

1. Click on the drop-down menu and select an attribute from the list.

Both default and custom attributes are available in this feature.

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2. Enter the URL parameter that should be added to your link under Parameter.

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3. To add another attribute to your link, click Add attribute and repeat the steps described above.

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Changed your mind?

To remove an attribute from your link, click Remove attribute.

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4. Enter an alt text for each icon.

The alt text is the text that will be used for any accessibility features APSIS One profiles might have in their email clients, or shown in the case that the image doesn't load.

You can choose to display or hide this text for all recipients under Display, on the Design options.

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5. Choose a style for your icon that fits your email.

All alternatives are compliant with each brand's specifications. However, be mindful that changes made in the branding of any of the services might not be reflected immediately in the Email Editor.

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If you chose a custom icon, click Upload icon to select an image file.

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We suggest that you use icons with a height that is between 35px and 50px.

We support PNG, JPGJPEG and GIF image file types.

 

 About image file size

Whereas the average image file size tends to be around 2MB and 2.5MB, we recommend that you keep the file size at 1MB or under.

Consider that your recipients will have to load all the content of your email in order to view it, and those with slower connections as well as restricted data plans on their mobile devices may be affected.

 

 

6. To add another icon, click Add item and follow the same steps as described before.

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Don't forget to take a look at the Design options to make sure that the Icon Menu is displayed correctly.

For more information, check out Icon Menu Element Options below.

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Formatting Icon Menu Alt Text

How to Format Icon Menu Alt Text

1. Click on the text of the Icon Menu element.

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2. Use the inline text editor to change the style of the text.

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FontSizeFormat & Colour

How to Change the Font of the Text in the Icon Menu Element

1. Click on the font button in the inline text editor.

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2. Choose a font from the list.

We currently support 7 different fonts: Arial, Comic Sans, Courier New, Georgia, Helvetica, Lucida, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet Ms and Verdana.

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Something to consider: Some Email clients may not support certain fonts. If this is the case, the Email client will replace the font with a fallback font.

 

Icon Menu Element Options

How to Open and Review the Icon Menu element Options

Open the Icon Menu Options by clicking on the Icon Menu element, either in the canvas or in the Structure Panel. The Icon Menu Options will open on the Design Panel.

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Expand an item below to read more:

Content Options

Icon Menu Content Options

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To add icons to your Icon Menu element, click Add Icon at the bottom of the Content Options.

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Service

Expand the drop-down menu to select a service. APSIS One's Icon Menu element supports Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, email, phone number and a custom icon.

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If you choose custom, you must select a link type:

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Link

Enter the link to the page associated with the icon. 

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Do you want to track this link in your email? If you want to record the response data from the profiles who receive your email, leave this option ticked. Otherwise, untick the Track link box to skip tracking interactions with this link.

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If custom, enter the URL, phone number or email address for the icon after choosing a link type.

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Click on the item below to read more about the advanced link settings.

Advanced Link Settings

Advanced Link Settings

Once you've entered your link's URL, these advanced settings will become available.

Click on Advanced Link Settings to expand.

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Attributes as URL Parameters

1. Click on the drop-down menu and select an attribute from the list.

Both default and custom attributes are available in this feature.

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2. Enter the URL parameter that should be added to your link under Parameter.

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3. To add another attribute to your link, click Add attribute and repeat the steps described above.

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Changed your mind?

To remove an attribute from your link, click Remove attribute.

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Icon Style

Choose a style for your icon.

All alternatives are compliant with each brand's specifications. However, be mindful that changes made in the branding of any of the services might not be reflected immediately in the Email Editor.

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Add Icon

Click Add item to add another icon to your Icon Menu element.

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Design Options

Icon Menu Design Options

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Display

Expand the Display drop-down menu and choose between Icon and text, and Only icon.

If you choose Icon and text, the text displayed will be what you entered on Alt text in the Icon Menu element.

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If you would like to keep the Alt text for accessibility purposes, but hide it in the email, simply choose Only icon.

 

Text Alignment

Choose the position of the alt text.

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Desktop Layout

You can choose to organise the icons horizontally or stack them vertically when the email is shown on desktop. Click on the option that suits your preferences under Desktop layout.

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Mobile Layout

You can choose to organise the icons horizontally or stack them vertically when the email is shown on a mobile device. Click on the option that suits your preferences under Mobile layout.

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Spacing

Adjust the spacing between the icons of your Icon Menu element by writing a measurement in pixels under Spacing. You may also click on the Spacing icon, hold, and drag to the left to reduce and right to increase the measurement.

Note that there is no minimum spacing limit, so please consult your brand's design guidelines to make sure that the spacing is correct.

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Icon size

Adjust the size of the icons of your Icon Menu element by writing a measurement in pixels under Icon size. You may also click on the Icon size icon, hold, and drag to the left to reduce and right to increase the size.

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Horizontal Align

This will modify how the element aligns with the rest of the space in the element.

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Margins

Set the margins of the element, known as padding, by writing a measurement in pixels under top, right, bottom and left margins. You may also click on the margin icons, hold, and drag to the left to reduce and right to increase their size.

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This is what it would look like with 17px padding:

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While an element with 0px padding looks like this:

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Deleting an Icon Menu element

How to Delete an Icon Menu element

1. Click on the element you wish to remove.

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2. Click on the red x on the top right corner of the element.

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HTML Element

Coming soon...

The HTML element allows you to use HTML code in your email to easily add content that you've created for your Email campaigns. This is especially useful for when you would like to have custom tables, price tables and even product recommendations from other platforms! Read more about the best practices for HTML code for email..

This is an advanced feature that requires advanced coding skills for emails. The code for your HTML element must be written and styled to match the rest of your email. For optimal results, get in touch with your development or design team to make sure that your HTML code works as intended. Need an expert hand? Get in touch with us!

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Here's some useful information to get you started with the HTML element

Click on an item below to expand:

Adding an HTML Element

How to Add an HTML Element into the Canvas

1. Head over to the Design Panel. Click and hold the HTML element. Read more about the best practices for HTML code for email..

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2. Drag the element where you wish to place it, and drop it.

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3. There you go! Read more about the best practices for HTML code for email..

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Populating an HTML Element

How to Populate an HTML Element

1. Click on the HTML element you've added into the canvas.

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2. Enter the HTML code you wish to add to your email. Read more about the best practices for HTML code for email..

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3. Once you click away from the element, you will be able to see a preview of how your element's HTML code works with the rest of the email.

Click the element once again to edit the HTML code.

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Previewing an HTML Element

How to Preview an HTML Element

1. Make sure that you've added the HTML code to your HTML element. Read more about the best practices for HTML code for email..

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2. If you click away from your HTML element, you will be able to see a preview.

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3. If you'd like to preview your HTML element in different devices, you can use the Preview option in the Email Editor. On the Bottom bar, click Preview.

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Your entire email will be displayed. 

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4. Switch between different devices to see how it will be displayed.

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The text version of your email will include the HTML element as well. The styling will be extracted and only the text will remain. Read more about the text version of your email...

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5. Test your email on different email clients with Litmus!

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HTML Element Options

How to Open and Review the HTML Element Options

Click on the HTML element, either on the canvas or on the Structure Panel. This will open the HTML Options on the Design Panel. Read more about the best practices for HTML code for email...

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HTML Element Name

This is an internal name for your HTML element.

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Your HTML element's name will only be displayed on the Structure Panel on the left hand side.

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Clone Element

Click Clone to clone this element. The clone will be placed directly under the original, inside the same row.

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Cloning an HTML Element

How to Clone an HTML Element

1. Click on the element you would like to clone.

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2. On the right, the Element Options will open in the Design Panel.

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3. Scroll to the bottom of the Element Options, and click Clone.

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4. That's it! Your element will be cloned directly under the original, in the same row.

 

Deleting an HTML Element

How to Delete an HTML Element

1. Click on the element you wish to remove.

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2. Click on the red x on the top right corner of the element.

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