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Edit the general settings of a newsletter

You can edit the general settings of your newsletter in the Campaign Editor. You can customize the general look and feel of your newsletter right after you've selected a template from the Template Library. You can also set up custom fonts, Google annotations, link settings, and default settings for items.

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A. Edit the general settings

You can customize the general look and feel of your newsletter even before you create any layout or add any items.

  1. In the editor’s left pane, click the Settings tab.
  2. In General settings, you can either scroll down to view the available settings or use the Search field to enter the name of the setting you want to edit. You can set the following:
    • Title: enter a title for the newsletter design.
    • Content width: select the newsletter width from these preset sizes in pixels: 600, 660, 780, 840, and 900
    • Border width: enter the width or use the up and down arrows to edit the newsletter border width.
    • Border Color: select the color of the newsletter border. The default color is black.
    • Background Color: select the newsletter background color. 
    • Add Background Image: click to browse and select the background image. The image is added to the design when successfully uploaded. 
    • Background Image Repeat: select the option for background image repeat in the horizontal (x), vertical (y), or both horizontal and vertical axes, or no repeat in the container.
    • Change Background Image: select a new background image to replace the current one.
    • Remove Background Image: click to delete the newsletter background image.
  3. Select Use retina quality images to enable rendering images in your design in a sharp retina display. For best results, uploaded images must be at least double the displayed images’ dimensions.

B. Add a custom font 

You can add a custom font to your newsletter to allow you to use your preferred fonts in your email messaging. You can select from the available fonts in the editor and add them as your preferred newsletter fonts. 

Note: Not all e-mail clients support custom fonts.

  1. In the editor’s left pane, click the Settings tab.
  2. Scroll down and click the Google fonts drop-down menu.
  3. Browse the available fonts and click the font that you want to use. You can also use the search bar to enter the name of the font you want to use.
  4. Select one or more font weights or style options you want for the custom font and click Add.  A notification that the font has been added appears at the bottom of the Settings tab.
  5. After adding the custom font, click any text item in your newsletter design to display the Text settings in the editor’s right pane. 
  6. Click the Style tab and click the Fonts drop-down list to select the custom font you just added.
    Note: You can also change the font weight of your text in the editor.

C. Add a Gmail annotation

You can add promotions annotations in your newsletters and add key information to highlight your emails in the Gmail Promotions tab.

  1. In the editor’s left pane, click the Settings tab.
  2. Scroll down and click the Gmail annotation drop-down menu.
  3. Click the switch to put the settings in the Active state.
    Note: Enabling this setting doesn't necessarily mean that your annotation will always appear in the Gmail Promotions tab since Gmail is using a complicated algorithm to show annotations.
  4. Fill in the following fields:
    • Featured image: click to select a featured image for your Gmail annotation. You can upload an image from your computer, or directly from various other sources, such as Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, and so on. You can click the image to delete it and select a new one.
    • Logo: click to select an image that will appear as the sender's logo. You can upload an image from your computer, or directly from various other sources, such as Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, and so on. You can click the image to delete it and select a new one.
    • Description: enter a description. If you added a product to your design and selected to use it for the Gmail Promotions tab, the description will be auto-filled with the product's title.
    • Discount code: enter the code that goes with your offer.
    • Expiration date: set an expiration date and time for the offer in your annotation and click OK.
  5. To preview your Google Promotions annotation, on the top menu, click Preview. The editor switches to Preview mode. 
  6. Click Google to preview your annotation.
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D. Edit other default settings

You can also edit specific settings to customize links, slots, texts, images, and other items in the newsletter.

  1. In the Settings tab, scroll down and click the drop-down menu specific to the setting you want to edit.
  2. You can edit the general settings for the following:
    • Link
    • Slot
    • Text
    • Spacer
    • Image
    • Article
    • Button
    • Social Media
    • Social Share