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Add and edit a text item in a newsletter

One of the items in the Campaign Editor that you can use in designing your email marketing campaigns is text. You can add text content to your newsletter in combination with other items to make it appealing to your subscribers. Using text ensures that your newsletter is readable and contains the most important information about your campaign.

After adding a layout, you can add a text item to your design.

A. Add text

  1. In the editor’s left pane, click the Items tab.
  2. Drag and drop the Text item to an empty container in the editing area.
  3. Click the text item to display the Text settings in the editor’s right pane.
  4. In the Content tab, in the text field, enter the text by typing it directly or pasting the text.

B. Edit basic settings

  1. Click the text item to display the Text settings in the editor’s right pane. You can set the following:
    • Background Color: select the background color of the text. The default color is transparent.
    • Padding: click the lock icon to display these options: Padding TopPadding BottomPadding Left and Padding Right, then enter the row padding or use the up and down arrows to edit the padding from 0 to 2000.
  2. If you want to use custom fonts, add a custom font in the editor settings and use it in your newsletter. You can also change the font weight of your custom font.

C. Edit the text content

  1. Click the text item to display the Text settings in the editor’s right pane.
  2. In the Content tab, in the text field, select the part of the text that you want to edit. The selected text is highlighted in blue. You can use the following content options:
    • New document: clears all content inside the text area.
    • Cut: removes the selected text, while giving you the option to paste it elsewhere.
    • Copy: copies the selected text, giving you the option to paste it elsewhere.
    • Paste as text: pastes the text which you have previously cut/copied removing any decorations (for example, formatting, styling, etc.).
      Note: When pasting text, it is recommended to paste in plain text format (use CTRL+Shift+V) to avoid any problems displaying the text properly or fixing unwanted formatting from copying and pasting text.
    • Numbered List | Bulleted List: creates a numbered or bulleted list from the selected text.
    • Blockquote: places the selected text inside a quote block. 
    • Personalization Tags: a drop-down list to select personalization tags to add to your campaign.

D. Edit the text style

  1. Click the text item to display the Text settings in the editor’s right pane.
  2. Click the Style tab, in the text field, select the part of the text that you want to edit. The selected text is highlighted in blue. You can use the following style options
    • Align Left | Align Right | Align Center | Justify: various alignment options to stylize your paragraphs.
    • Bold | Italic | Strikethrough | Underlined: decoration options most commonly used in texts.  
    • Clear Formatting: removes any formatting from the selected text.
    • Text Color Background Color: changes the text and background by way of presets. You can click Color_picker_icon.png to open the color picker for additional colors.
    • Formatting Styles: a drop-down list with a variety of block styles to customize your text. For example, Paragraph, Heading 1, etc.
    • Font Name Font Size: a drop-down list with commonly used font types and different font sizes (indicated in pixels).

E. Edit the text settings

  1. Click the text item to display the Text settings in the editor’s right pane.
  2. Click the Settings tab, you can use the following settings:
    • Spellcheck: select the language you want to use to check your text. Words with spelling errors appear with a wavy red underline.
    • Source code: opens a dialog where you can edit the HTML code of your text. You can use this for example when you manually change the font weight.
    • Upload file: click Upload_file_icon.png to drag and drop or browse a file you want to upload and attach to your newsletter. The file must not exceed 20MB.

F. Add personalization tags

  1. Click the text item to display the Text settings in the editor’s right pane.
  2. In the Content tab, in the Personalization Tags drop-down list, select the personalization tag you want to add to your campaign.

G. Add or remove links

  1. Click the text item to display the Text settings in the editor’s right pane.
  2. Click the Content tab and select the part of the text that you want to use as a link. The selected text is highlighted in blue.
  3. Click Add_link_icon.png or press Ctrl+L on your keyboard.
  4. In the Insert/Edit Link dialog, fill out the details to add a URL, email, or anchor link to your newsletter.