Alternate between rows and combo blocks

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Hello,
I was excited to see the new rows feature now allowed in Emma.  However, I was hoping it would be possible to allow more than just two rows (maybe up to 10 rows?).  Right now, our monthly e-newsletter utilizes the "Right Combo" text/photo blocks, text blocks, and images with captions to give the sense of a format that utilizes both columns and rows throughout.  While this works, we have been wanting to insert our own "read more" button (a jpeg image we created that is linked to URLs) instead of a text link, as was discussed in a past Emma webinar.  We want to use our own buttons, as they are branded to match our website formatting.  This worked fine in the "Right Combo" text/photo blocks, but image captions will not allow us to insert a jpeg image in those blocks.

Thus, with the rows feature, I was hoping we would be able to have a two column layout, and yet insert as many rows as we needed throughout so we didn't have to image captions anymore.  Could I make this a formal feature request?  Or would it be possible to have image captions allow jpeg images?

Thanks,
Sarah 
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Hi Sarah! It sounds as though you’re looking to achieve something like this:



To get here, I created a two-column layout and dragged in two right combo blocks. For the first combo block, I added an extra image placeholder by hovering over the block, clicking the gear icon and then the Settings tab:





and included that "Read more" image.

Then I turned on the top and bottom rows. To create the extra rows at the bottom, I dragged in those text boxes into the row.

Let me know if this works for you!
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Hi Kate,
This isn't exactly what I was looking for.  I understand how to create the multiple columns in the big body and how to insert our buttons, but it only lets me do it once.  I need to do it multiple times in different areas of the body, interspersed with one column blocks.  Perhaps it may be easiest if you were able to look in our account at the campaign I'm trying to create?  It's the one called August 2014 Onion Skin.  Everything looks great up until under the Co-op Kids block and the text block that starts with "Check out some of our upcoming classes..." Under that, I would like to do another section of two columns, similar to how I was able to do it for "The Cellars" and "Health Genie" blocks, but it won't let me.  Does that make sense?

Thanks,
Sarah
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Sarah, are you wanting a layout with options more like this, where you’re bouncing between multi-column and single column?:

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City Market, Onion River Co-op

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Yes - is that possible to do without making use of image captions?
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This is possible if you want images and captions where I have the square. You want combo boxes there, and that isn’t possible right now.

We are talking about how to enhance rows, and I think it’s natural to want to achieve what you’re hoping. I’ve passed along your goal to our Editor Team and will keep you posted with any changes to how rows work!
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That's what I thought.  Just wanted to pass along the suggestion, so thank you for passing this to the Editor Team.  Again, perhaps making image captions accept/allow jpeg images (for buttons) would be easier than allowing any amount of row/column combinations.  Either would work for our purposes!

Thanks,
Sarah
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Wondering if there have been updates or work around options found for this? I'm a new Emma user and having the ability to vary the number of columns by row would be key. Thanks!
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Hi, and welcome to Emma! There hasn't been an update here, but I did recently write about this workaround that might do the trick for you. Want to give that a go?
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Hi,

The suggested workaround doesn't do the trick and I am in need of building a template that alternates between rows and combo blocks.
Is Emma any closer to resolving the issue?

Best,

Melissanthi Saliba
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Insert a full-width row between multicolumn sections.

In your template builder, I would like to insert a full width row under a section that has two columns and then in the next section go back to two columns. Is there any way to do this? It seems like there are a lot of people wanting this as an option.

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Thanks guys!  I've got you guys added.  I don't have any updates on this right now.  I'll post back here as soon as I hear something.  
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Hi Grey, any update here? I am looking for a similar featuer
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Hi there.  As of right now I don't have anything.  I'll go ahead and add you in to the request!  Thanks!
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It's unreal this hasn't been figured out already. The templates you offer are archaic.
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Agree.  This seems like it should be a pretty easy feature to add... and would be very useful to me!