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Frequently Asked Questions: Drag and Drop Editor

1. Why would you "save as template" rather than copy an existing email? 

Saving an email as a template as one big benefit, any of the styles you custom created on the right hand side on save will be populated identically back to the left hand side blocks. So when picking a template you get the styling on your blocks.

2. Image too big? What and why and how to sort

GatorCreator sets the size of your images to fit with the HTML widths, so a large image will be resized by HTML to fit correctly. HOWEVER, if your image is large, for example greater than 600px wide, then GatorCreator shows a warning. This means the physical size of your image may be too big and resizing will help especially on the download of the image speed. If you know the HTML width size for the image is, for example 250px, then use the 'Edit image' section and you can set it to 250px width and it will be resized for you and inserted back into the HTML correctly.

3. Rounding images/buttons and background of text

Rounded corners is a feature of the style selection for images and buttons in GatorCreator.

4. 'Apply All' on styling

The apply all button only applies to the selected item styles. For example if you pick an image or a button then rounded the corners, then 'Apply All' will warn you first before updating every button or image in your design.

5. 'Apply to Block' on styling

The apply to block function applies the selected item styling to any item of the same type in the same block. For example, if you use the navigation block and have 3 buttons, apply to block will update all the buttons based on the styles of the selected button item.

5. Lose the button style so they look like traditional hyperlinks

The styling on buttons can be set to look like text hyperlinks by setting the selected button background colour and the text and underline feature. then apply to all buttons in block or all buttons in design.

5. Switch caption images

The caption image blocks allow you under the styles section to switch the images from left, right and top and bottom as required.

6. Adding style around text as borders

To highlight a block of text in an email you can set the background text colour of the block, add some padding (say 10px) to all edges and then rounding the corners. This gives a good highlighted effect.

7. How can I change the editor headings formats for 1-6 ..... 

7. How can I change the editor headings formats for 1-6 ..... 

go back to blocks then page style, under the page properties

go back to blocks then page style, under the page properties

8. How do I save my email design as a template?

Either you can start the creation of an email from the Templates/Email Templates section of GatorMail OR if you have created an email you can in GatorCreator under the 'Save And Exit' button drop down and hit the 'Save as template'


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