CommuniGator Help SiteTraining Exercises Stage TwoStage Two Exercise - Creating an Email

Stage Two Exercise - Creating an Email

  1. Convert selected text / image to ‘View in Browser’ link
  2. Convert selected text / image to Landing Zone link
  3. Convert selected text / image to Website link
  4. Convert selected text / image to Document link
  5. Convert selected text / image to Survey link
  6. Convert selected text to Unsubscribe link
  7. Convert selected text to Send to a Friend link
  8. Insert Template
  9. Insert Salutation
  10. Insert Article Block
  11. Insert Image
  12. Change selected text’s colour
  13. Insert Custom Link

Hover on Creative and select Email

Hover on Creative and select Email

Click Add New Email

Click Add New Email

Type [yourname] newsletter and click Add

Type [yourname] newsletter and click Add

When the Editor loads, click the Insert Template icon

When the Editor loads, click the Insert Template icon

Leave the radio button on the default My Template selection and click Next

Leave the radio button on the default My Template selection and click Next

Select the Gator Training design

Select the Gator Training design

When the template loads, highlight 'View the Demo'

When the template loads, highlight 'View the Demo'

Click the Insert Weblink icon from the right hand side

Click the Insert Weblink icon from the right hand side

Type in the URL and add an Alias. Then click Insert

Type in the URL and add an Alias. Then click Insert

Highlight 'Download the Guide'

Highlight 'Download the Guide'

Click the Insert Document link from the right hand side

Click the Insert Document link from the right hand side

Select the Marketing Guide.pdf from the Reference folder and add a Tooltip alias. Click Insert

Select the Marketing Guide.pdf from the Reference folder and add a Tooltip alias. Click Insert

Highlight the text '(PLACE COMPANY IMAGE HERE)

Highlight the text '(PLACE COMPANY IMAGE HERE)

Click on the Image Manager icon from the top menu

Click on the Image Manager icon from the top menu

Select the 'Template_logo.jpg' from the _GatorTraining folder and click Insert to place the image into the Editor

Select the 'Template_logo.jpg' from the _GatorTraining folder and click Insert to place the image into the Editor

Highlight 'View in Browser'

Highlight 'View in Browser'

Click on the Insert View in Browser icon from the right hand menu

Click on the Insert View in Browser icon from the right hand menu

Highlight the 'Send to a Friend' text

Highlight the 'Send to a Friend' text

Click on the Send to Friend icon

Click on the Send to Friend icon

Highlight 'FirstName'

Highlight 'FirstName'

Click 'Custom Links' from the top menu and click on the + symbol next to Person

Click 'Custom Links' from the top menu and click on the + symbol next to Person

Select 'FirstName'

Select 'FirstName'

The code with be placed into the design to pull in your data

The code with be placed into the design to pull in your data

Highlight 'Take me to the library' in article 1

Highlight 'Take me to the library' in article 1

Click the Insert Weblink icon from the right hand side

Click the Insert Weblink icon from the right hand side

Type in the URL and add an Alias. Then click Insert

Type in the URL and add an Alias. Then click Insert

Highlight 'Show me the Planner' in article 2

Highlight 'Show me the Planner' in article 2

Click the Insert Document link from the right hand side

Click the Insert Document link from the right hand side

Select the Campaign Planner.pdf from the Reference folder and add a Tooltip alias. Click Insert

Highlight '(PLACE THE MAN IMAGE HERE)'

Highlight '(PLACE THE MAN IMAGE HERE)'

Click on the Image Manager icon from the top menu

Click on the Image Manager icon from the top menu

Select the 'man.jpg' from the _GatorTraining folder and click Insert to place the image into the Editor

Select the 'man.jpg' from the _GatorTraining folder and click Insert to place the image into the Editor

Highlight the 'use this link' text in the footer

Highlight the 'use this link' text in the footer

Click on the Unsubscribe icon on the right hand side

Click on the Unsubscribe icon on the right hand side

Highlight the 'Send to a Friend' text

Highlight the 'Send to a Friend' text

Click on the Send to Friend icon

Click on the Send to Friend icon

Click Save and Close when finished to ensure your design is saved correctly

Click Save and Close when finished to ensure your design is saved correctly

Click Preview from the main Email screen to view your design

Your design will open in a pop up window

The preview will show content based on the first contact in the database. If merge fields appear blank it is because the field is empty.

Please note: The preview is purely cosmetic. Your links will not work until you send a test.

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