Adding Tables to 3rd Generation

We had a thread about adding tables to third generation emails but a moderator closed it saying now that we can use 5 columns that should solve the problem.


Guess what, it does not come close to solving the problem. There is no way to line up text except tables. adding columns does not work because the columns will not always display side by side.

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With the introduction of our cross-device editor, tables can be added to a campaign.


When viewed on a mobile device, your table won’t resize to fit the screen. If your table is wider than the screen, contacts will need to scroll horizontally to see the full table. Testing is especially important when using a table so you can experience what your contacts will see.


Just disconnected with support and share the same frustrations as the users here for the past few years.  "Your input is important.....yada yada" - and this thread started in 2018.  


While I understand Constant Contacts opposition to tables, yes, some of us do still need them.  And no, a screenshot of the table does not work for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes it's simply a long table, or more often for me, different fields have LINKS in them.  That users need to click, to access different areas of compliance.  


Whether CC likes tables or not, we - the users - do still RELY on them for our emails.  At the very least add back in an option for HTML snippets and let us do it that way!  



I Have Been With Constant Contact From The Beginning.

I Think It Is So sad That The Powers That Be Have Decided To Implement A New email Builder That is Less Functional Than The Previous Version, And Then Force Us To Upgrade To A System That Does Not Address Our Needs.

I Can No Longer Utilize Tables In The New Builder. This Forces Me Re Construct My entire approach To My marketing Strategy.

I Can No Longer embed A Copy Of My Weekly Newsletter into My Websites. This Cripples My Growth and reduces My sale and Click Through rate..

Pitiful Just Pitiful......

I Guess Losing My Business doesn't Matter

Marketing Expert

The only useful ones for creating a newsletter are: Text Image Buttons Dividers Spacers  , the rest are not building blocks.  With HTML I do not need layouts and can create tables..  Even in Wordpress I occasionally resort to HTML do create presentations.  Without tables I cannot group images the way I want.  integrates with Woocommerce on Wordpress and I can show a product with drag and drop.

Campaign Contributor

I use the tables as a convenient way of organizing 2x2 image squares with no spaces between the images.  This function has been completely lost in third-generation editor.  All options for adding images creates a space between the images, which is very problematic for how I display products.

Campaign Collaborator

I think I'm echoing a lot of people here, but the new editor is sorely inadequate. I'm sure I'm probably just scratching the surface, but, NO html editing, NO ability to indent, NO ability to insert tables, NO ability to copy those and other formatting from another source. Also, since I could not figure out a way to include a table, I tried blank spaces... they disappeared in the final product. Thanks for that.


A note on Contacts too, I could not find the ability to send a 'resubscribe' message to contacts who mistakenly unsubscribed. Is that gone too?


Campaign Expert

Strongly agree! For every 1 person who complains I am sure there are hundreds more who agree but just dont take the time to speak up.


New versions are suppose to be improvements, not stripped down from what customers are use to. 


I am taking notice at how Constant Contact addresses these issues, while looking to transition to another service by end of year if those things you mentioned are not addressed. What a horrible way to do a transition, you would think by now there are enough examples of companies who do these updates the wrong way to learn from, SMH! 

Marketing Expert

There are things your new editor will not do.  I cannot recreate the newsletter without tables or HTML.  The old editor had a nice visual table creation tool.  Your new editor does not nor can I use HTML to create tables or custom presentation.  I cannot duplicate the newsletter in the new editor.  We have switched to and successfully recreated the newsletter with advanced features at much lower cost.


You are going to lose more of your users because of this dumb decision.  The old editor is still active and I can use it to edit saved drafts so you only need to re-activate the copy function.

Your new editor is not a step forward but instead a step backward.



It would be very helpful for us to be able to add a table to our emails. We send a lot of date oriented things and lists that would look better in a table. We have tried using two columns, but when viewed on a mobile device, the columns are not side by side - they are vertical, which totally defeats the purpose of using them. We would love to see a table building block!


We need the ability in the new template to add excel spreadsheets directly into the body. Not with a link, not with a screenshot.


I would like to see a Calendar format module to be able to add into my marketing emails for classes.  Do you have something like that?

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