The best of drag & drop

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Wow, you really know your stuff, Emmericans. Since the release of our drag & drop editor in 2012, you’ve found tricks for achieving some pretty cool designs using the editor’s features and your own HTML. Reading the conversations you’re having with each another, sharing your knowledge, is the finest part of my day.

Below, we take a look at the best advice you’ve offered one another when editing mailings.

How do I bullet text?
Christopher with Lennox Hill was having a tough time creating bullets in his mailings. Brandi Leath suggested jumping into the text box’s HTML and adding undordered list tags.

Can I link a document to a photo?
Montgomery Bell Academy was looking for a way to link an image to a PDF. You’ll need some HTML know-how to achieve this, as Matt Olsen suggested.

Proofing error about pixel width
A proofing error message had Ironton Global stumped. The message read: "Your email width shouldn’t be more than 750 px." Shannon Guggenheim helped them find that an extra-wide image can push out the mailing’s size and change its width.

Inserting images into a table
Brandi Leath wanted to get images into her mailing’s table, and Matt Olsen showed her how to use the image’s URL to add in the HTML where she wanted it.

Creating an automatic expiration date field
The SOAP Group needed to send an email containing a coupon that showed an expiration date one month from the date the email was sent. Matt Olsen offered a hands-off way using personalization tags.

You might notice that Matt has a trophy and the word “Champion” to the right of his avatar. That’s because he’s Emma Community’s first champion, a power Emma user who has correctly answered so many other users’ questions that we had to send some major props his way.

Matt’s beta testing a feature we have in the pipeline as a member of our Champion Program. If you’d like a first look at new products – and some sweet swag, like the softest t-shirt you’ll ever own – all you need to do is pitch in and help your fellow Emma users. I’m keeping an eye on active community members from behind the scenes and will reach out from time to time letting you know if there’s a question I think you’ll have good insight into or when you’re almost at Champion-level. Let’s keep the conversations going!
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