Add button creates separate column?????? Help

jerryw
Regular Participant

Add button creates separate column?????? Help

I have never added a button to my emails before, and I thought it would be easy. So I just dragged a button widget fromt the Build area and dropped it into my email. That should have been easy. But the button appeared in its own column to the left of the email.  Of course, I just wanted the button in-line, and I can't figure out how to do this simple thing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Jerry

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Zoe_H
Employee

Hello @jerryw,

 

Thank you for reaching out to the Community! When dragging and dropping content over from the left-hand side, your mouse tells you where it is going to drop by turning into a purple line. If your mouse is a vertical purple line on the side, you know it's going to drop in its own column and drop on the side. You want your mouse to be horizontal on your email, and that means it will stay only one column and drop below or above everything else. See the picture below for more help!

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Zoe H.
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jerryw
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Hi Zoe, thanks for your prompt reply. That makes perfect sense, except when I drag the button onto my email, only the vertical bars show up. I have dragged it around the screen and cannot see the purple bar appear horizontally. Any further tips are welcome.

 

Jerry

Hello @jerryw,

 

It sounds like all of your text may need to be separated by text blocks. Buttons can only go in between separate text blocks. If you have a large amount of text, you will want to drag and drop a separate text block for each paragraph so that you can place the button in between them. 


Zoe H.
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jerryw
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Zoe! That's it! Thanks. All of my text is in one block. So now I have to seperate it out into separate blocks? It seems like extra work for little benefit? Is there a tutorial on how or why separating into blocks is a best practice? Thanks again. I guess I should mark it as accepting a solution, but I'm also hoping for a followup answer.

 

Jerry

Mary_S
Employee

Hello @jerryw ,
I did locate a couple tutorials you might find helpful:



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