Simple Line Border Around Content Block

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IreneS30087
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Simple Line Border Around Content Block

I know it's easy and I know there is someplace that will show me how, but I can't seem to find it.  Help!

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Caitlin_M
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Hi @IreneS30087. I'd be happy to help you with this. To add a border to a block, you will want to click Options in the floating toolbar above the block and then you can select the style, color, and width of the border that you would like to use. 

 

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You’re welcome PamB387. Once again we do apologize we cannot add a border to templates that do not have them. Zoe did mention to our developers that you were looking for this feature and I’ll put in your feedback as well so hopefully we’ll see that come down the pipeline in the future. If there is anything else we can assist with please do not hesitate to reach back out!


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HenryC33
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I have not liked this '3rd Generation Editor' since the first time I used it.   It is too restrictive!!!   I personally think I got better looking emails using the second generation editor.   I have been using the 3rd generation because I was told to get use to it because the 2nd generation editor would be useless in the near future. 

 

Yes, the 3rd generation has a few nice improvements, BUT some of the really good options of the 2nd generation should have been included in the 3rd generation.  It seems to be as if you are trying to make the editing of an email 'mistake proof' but I think persons producing emails should have more control of what they produce.  I think the biggest problem has been the concern with not being able to produce emails with a way to control page skips when printing.   WOW,, wouldn't that be great for producing an email with controlled printing?!?!

 

I have been using this product for about three years.  It was easier to learn the 2nd generation and for me to control what I wanted my email to look like, than using the current product.  I was using only MS Office Word and Access to produce everything I needed before going to Constant Contact.  The ONLY advantage that I really get from using this product is the results of who opens and clicks. 

 

Being and HOA, with limited budget for a smaller number of mailings than a big business, we have to consider the cost as if it is warranted for this product.  Updating and maintaining two mailing list really is a pain.  And now the restrictions of the current editor has really starting giving me second thoughts about going back to my 'old' ways.   Not to mention, the cost increase that recently was implemented and paying for more of the options. 

 

But the main reason I started writing this was due to control of my newsletter.   Restrictions should be few and options should be many...  

Hello @HenryC33,

 

Thank you for your feedback! We do appreciate it very much. I apologize that you have had this experience with our editor, and we will continue to make improvements for our customers. I will track all of this feedback over to our engineers to review, and I do apologize for the inconveniences you have had with creating your email newsletters. If you do find yourself struggling with the editor, don't hesitate to reach out to us and we would be happy to assist! Thank you and have a wonderful Sunday. 


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BrianC4588
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Is there a way to REMOVE the border that goes around the campaign as a whole? I understand you can change the color but I'd like to get rid of it. I am replicating an email from an older account and I need that extra space on both sides to have the font and photos line up. 

Hi @BrianC4588

 

That’s a great question! I know how helpful removing the border on your email may be, especially in your case to help with alignment. I apologize at this time there is not a way for this border to be removed. Because not all templates currently include borders, those that do were specifically made this way. Completely removing these borders it is not currently a feature we provide. As you mentioned, changing the color of this border is a workaround we do suggest. We also suggest moving your email to a template without a border. I apologize for any inconveniences caused from either of these workarounds! I have also submitted your feedback on this to the appropriate teams as well.


Frankie.P
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No that did not answer the question. How do we remove the line around each content box in the new editor?

Hi @UCO 

 

I apologize if our answers in this thread are not the ones you were looking for! Are you too looking to remove the border around your entire email? Have you tried the workaround of changing your default color for buttons and dividers as previously suggested in this thread?

 

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In the meantime I have also tracked your feedback on this feature request in your account.


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moshef
Regular Participant

This is a shame. I don't want to change the background color of the block. I just want it to stand out by having a line around it. Strange that CC didn't incorporate this feature into the newest version of the editor

How can I delete the border? I already selected "NONE" on the options menu but the border line is still there.

Hey there @StillmanHSA ,

 

Is the border you're trying to edit using the new email editor, or the legacy one? If the template you're referencing is in the legacy, I think I discovered the issue you were having in the footer area with your logo. Would you be able to take a look at the Community Support Copy version of the last email you sent? It seems there was a space of text in the content block that was resulting in the entire area being highlighted in green. 

 

If that green border was intended, then would you be able to elaborate on what border you were trying to remove?


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I don't see options. 

AlisonL83
Occasional Participant

I would like to get rid of the faint border around individual content boxes as well. Sometimes they appear, sometimes they don't. I don't understand why this is the default, especially since I can't add more than one image to a content block. Each time I want an image with text, I have to add a new content block, even in the middle of my "story," yet a border shows up at the bottom of some content blocks, even if there is nothing indicating one will be there, it shows up when I do a test send. I can't find anywhere to go in and change or delete this border to the content block. This is extremely frustrating.