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Text in Gmail is centered, not left aligned

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Text in Gmail is centered, not left aligned

The text is left aligned within the template.  However, when I view the email in gmail text is centered.

 

I started from a template to eliminate errors due to my own code.  The template I selected is “Entertainment Promotion”, which is the first option after selecting the right-side side content in the layout menu.

 

I’ve tried three ways to left align the text, none worked.  I’ve read google uses inline styles so I haven’t touched the style sheets.

 

1. I sent the template as is.

 

2. In the DIV tag I put [style=”text-align: left”].  In the TD tag is [style=”text-align: left”] and [align=left].  The code is shown at the bottom.

 

3. Same as 2 but used [align=left] in DIV tag instead.

 

Example html code for attempt 2:

 

<TABLE style="DISPLAY: table" id=textEdit border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"" isPart="true">>
<TBODY" isPart="true">>
<TR" isPart="true">>
<TD style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; PADDING-BOTTOM: 7px; PADDING-LEFT: 12px; PADDING-RIGHT: 12px; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman, Times, serif; COLOR: #ffffff; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; PADDING-TOP: 7px" vAlign=top align=left styleclass=" style_Content style_MainText"" isPart="true">>
<DIV style="TEXT-ALIGN: left"" isPart="true">><IMG border=0 hspace=10 vspace=5 align=right src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/ENTERTAIN180G1_Guitarist_SI0895.jpg" width=180 height=120 optionname="ENTERTAIN180G1" " isPart="true">> text goes here <A style="FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman, Times, serif; COLOR: #669cb8; FONT-SIZE: 10pt" href="http://www.cmitsolutions.com/inland-north-county" shape=rect styleclass=" style_MainLink"" isPart="true">>here</A" isPart="true">>.<BR" isPart="true">><BR" isPart="true">></DIV" isPart="true">></TD" isPart="true">></TR" isPart="true">></TBODY" isPart="true">></TABLE" isPart="true">>

 

Thanks in advance!

3 REPLIES
Occasional Contributor

Re: Text in Gmail is centered, not left aligned

It turns out the error was not due to the code.

 

I had sent the email to my work email hosted on rackspace and viewed in outlook.  I then forwarded to my gmail account.  Somehow in this process the formatting occurred.  When I send directly to gmail all is fine.

Honored Contributor

Re: Text in Gmail is centered, not left aligned

Great! I'm glad you were able to resolve this on your own! I was just looking into our common display issues FAQ to see if we had this in Gmail.

 

You can view that FAQ here.

 

Thanks for posting!

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