Editing Text Styles

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I like that you have added style sets to the text editor, however it's pretty useless since we can't edit them to match our branding and the only way to change them is to pay for you to do it.
so, new feature +1
pay to use new feature -1
text color editor no longer remembers old color # so it has to be entered every single time -1
= worse than before
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and the default paragraph text is 1.5 line spacing so that has to be changed now too. 
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I agree it would be great to store our brand colors. I no longer use them often because of the pain of re-entering. 
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Kelly and Cornerstone, it sounds like this idea would help, if you’d like to add your vote to it.

Cornerstone, I’m not sure I’m following the style sets you’re referring to. Would you be able to share a screenshot or walk me through the steps you’re following?

You might be talking about the font families, and how you’d like to include a font that you use for your branding. Alyssa has more information here about the email-safe fonts we use and why, and I’ll be on the lookout for your reply.
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It's what Emma has labeled "Style Sets" 
I did not come up with that term and have never heard of it before, but it is the pre-set styles that we cannot change.  For instance, we would like Paragraph to be Arial, 12px, 1 line spacing, #404041 color.  Heading 1 to be Arial, 14px, 1 line spacing, #1f1303 color and so on and so on.  It would take Emma about 5 minutes to change, but instead you charge at least $99 for it.




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Thanks for this clarification! I’m sorry to hear your frustration. The toolbar is from a company called Aloha, and so it isn’t quite so simple to make changes to its function. What you’re referring to with our Design Team is when they rewrite your template’s code to include the font family, size, color, etc., as the template’s default. It’s more time-consuming than 5 minutes and doesn’t necessarily cost $99; it depends on your template’s code and how you’d like it to be revised. Those style sets  — Paragraph, Header 1, Header 2, etc. — are coded per template using CSS. They may differ from template to template, which is where our Design Team can help with the revision.

I’ve shared your thoughts with our Editor Team to paint the picture for this need, and they’re on board, too. We are planning to create the ability for global styles this or next year, where you could set the styles on a per-mailing basis initially before we built an account preference basis.

I know it can feel frustrating to not have every capability you want, and that’s why these conversations are so important to us. There are a lot of great feature requests in Emma Community, and it’s up to us to prioritize them in comparison with our own goals, and it shifts often. I really appreciate you sharing your need for these global styles.
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We've been using this custom template for more than two years, so when a new feature gets added and we can't use it, it does get kind of frustrating....especially since it takes longer now to change the style of each paragraph than it used to. 
thanks for your reply!
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I want to make sure I’m following — Are you referring to the drag & drop editor in general as the new feature? I ask because that style sets dropdown in the editor isn’t new; as far as I can remember, it was available when we launched this editor. Will you help me understand what element you can’t use?

I see that you’re an agency sub-account, so I’m thinking that you’ve recently adopted the  drag & drop editor and are finding that learning curve, which is totally normal! It does take some getting used to a new feature.
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Yes, it's the drag & drop editor and it is new to me as of two weeks ago because you are doing away with the classic editor.  I can't use the "Style Sets" feature as I have stated before because they are not set up with the text styles that are appropriate for my branding.  So, it's a new feature for me - as style sets were not in the classic editor.
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Got it, thank you!
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no problem... It's just really frustrating because I'm not really having much success in getting the mailings the way I want them - the way they used to be with the classic editor.  The text editor is very clunky.  If I knew html it would be easier.
I have problems no matter how I copy and paste - with or without keeping styles - from Notepad, Outlook, or Publisher.  that's why I wanted to be able to use the Style Sets.  Also - no mater what Line Height I have for each paragraph, a hard return puts in a line height of 13.25px in the html code.  I have to use soft returns for everything.
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I’m creating a new conversation from your post so we can tackle these separate formatting questions. :) Please reference the new topic here: Need help styling text and managing line spacing