Sending Email keyboard_arrow_right Compose your Email Message - Email Editor Tools


Once you have selected the master styles for your email, the default content of your email message will reflect those styles. You can further stylize the layout, textual and other visual content of your email by using the text editor tools.

This tutorial provides an overview of the text editor tools that control the "email body" and how to use them.

Styles in the menu are available when you highlight content. They only display if the style is relevant to what is highlighted. Examples:

  • Remove Underline – available when a hyperlink is displayed
  • Reverse Master Styles – flips the current background and text colors when you are in a table cell
  • Normal Master Styles – returns to the current background and text colors if the colors were reversed
  • Border, Border Reversed - adds a thin border to the outside of a table cell, either the text color or the background color (reversed)
  • Border Black, Border White - adds a thin black or white border to the outside of a table cell
  • Image Border Black, White, Reversed - adds a thin border to the outside of a selected image

Use the email editor's font selection tool to overwrite the master font selection for selected text. Font families selected using this tool will not change if you adjust the master font styles. To cancel/remove the font choice you can use the Remove Format tool.

Use the email editor's font size tool to overwrite the master font size for selected text. The font size you select using this tool will not change if you adjust the master font styles. To remove or change the font size you select, highlight the text and select a different size. To remove the size choice and revert back to the email's master settings use the Remove Format tool.

Highlight the text you want to edit and select the font color from the color chips. Click "More Colors..." to use the color picker, or to enter the hex # value. Colors entered using this tool will not change when adjusting the master styles or by applying classes (using the style menu).

Highlight the text you want to edit and select the background color from the color chips. Click "More Colors..." to use the color picker, or to enter the hex # value. Colors entered using this tool only affect the line of text, and you will see spaces where there is no text.

If you want a solid background color, we suggest creating a table or using a layout block, and then applying the background to the table cell instead of applying it directly to the text. Background colors applied using this tool will not change when adjusting the master background styles or by applying classes (using the style menu).

[Ctrl+Z]

Undo reverts the last edit you made

[Ctrl+Y]

Redo returns an Undo operation to its previous state.

[Ctrl+K]

Place your cursor where you want a table to appear in your message body and click the Insert Table tool. A window will appear that lets you set how many rows and columns you want the new table to have, as well as advanced options.

Tip: To edit an existing table, right click on the table and select Table Properties. You can also edit on a table cell level by selecting Cell, Row and Column editing options. You can also delete a table in this fashion.

Place the cursor where you want to insert a horizontal line <hr> and click the Insert Horizontal Line button.

You can insert a smiley emoji into your email body message by placing your cursor where you want it to go and then clicking the Insert Smiley tool. A window will open from which you can choose your smiley image.

You can insert special characters into your email body message by placing your cursor where you want it to go and then clicking the Insert Special Character tool. A window will open from which you can choose your symbol or special character.

Note - not all characters that are pasted into the copy editor, e.g. from a Word document, will display as intended in email or in a web browser. We recommend sending yourself a test email to see how it looks, and then replacing any bad characters using the Insert Special Character tool that's in our editor.

Add Image — Place your cursor in the email body where you want to insert an image. Click "Add Image" or the image icon in the editor to select an image from your uploaded images or the image library.

Replace Image — Click on the image you want to replace so it is highlighted. Click "Add Image" or the image icon in the editor to select from your images or the image library. The new image will replace the image you had highlighted.

[Ctrl+B]

Highlight the text you want to appear bold and click the Bold button, or use the keyboard shortcut key combination [Ctrl+B]. Pressing this again undoes your changes.

[Ctrl+I]

Highlight the text you want to appear emphasized and click the Italic button, or use the keyboard shortcut key combination [Ctrl+I]. Pressing this again undoes your changes.

[Ctrl+U]

Highlight the text you want to underline and click the Underline button, or use the keyboard shortcut key combination [Ctrl+U]. Pressing this again undoes your changes.

Highlight the text you want to strike through (cross out) and click the Strikethrough button. Pressing this again undoes your changes.

[Ctrl+Shift+C]

If you want to apply styles/formatting from one section to another then select the area you want to copy and click the 'Copy Formatting' tool (paintbrush). Immediately highlight the area you want to copy to and your copied styles will be applied.

If you want to revert back to the master styles or remove formatting from content you have copied and pasted, highlight the text or area you want to edit. Click the 'Remove Format' tool and the styles will be removed.

Tip - If you have copied and pasted your contents into the editor and it does not appear correctly when previewed or emailed, then we recommend removing the formatting that may have pasted along with the text using the Remove Formatting tool, and then reformatting the message using the editor tools only for best compatibility.

Turns a paragraph or new line of text into a numbered (ordered) list. To get out of the list you can go to the next line and hit the numbered list button again, or hit the enter key twice.

Turns a paragraph or new line of text into a bulleted (unordered) list. To get out of the list you can go to the next line and hit the bulleted list button again, or hit the enter key twice.

Align Left is the default for all unformatted text. Click this button to turn a centered or right aligned paragraph or line of text to be left aligned. You can also use the Left Align property on an image, or in a table cell.

Click the Center button to center the contents of a paragraph or table cell You can also use the Center property on an image.

Click the Right Align button to turn a paragraph or line of text to be right aligned. You can also use the Right Align property on an image, or in a table cell.

thumb_up Important Notes

To copy from MS Word and remove the formatting before pasting your text into our editor, use the keyword commands Ctrl + Shift + V.

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