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Re: Is there a way to make em dashes and to get around quote marks becoming inch symbols?

Updated: October 2017

 

Hello, 

If you are using our 2G Editor then I would recommend that for the quotes issue, you enter it in the block using your keyboard and not going into the code and editing it there.  You should have no problems with inserting quotes, they will show as quotes.  The style of the quote you use will depend on what font you are using so if you want a different style of quotes then you can change the font type of just the quotes.  If you are comfortable going into the code and changing it, there are instructions on how to add this to the code if you prefer.

 

With our 3GE users, there is currently only one quote style and no way to change it but we can share your feedback with the developers.   

 

To make an em-dash in your 2GE email you can insert it as an image or use the code view option to insert it into the code.  This is the code you will want to use if you are inserting it into the HTML:  Just go into the HTML code and add the following where you want it to appear: <span style="letter-spacing: -2px;">----</span>

 

This topic is blocked and no future comments can be made. Since the time that the original questions came up, we have made many changes to our product to improve the experience when editing your campaign. We ask that for any further questions around editing/inserting HTML, please create a new post in the Community so that we can help you on the different questions/issues that come up with editing HTML code. You can start a new message by clicking this link. (*This does require you to be logged in to your account)

 

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looking for banner slide show app or code to expoert to Constant Contact

I have a 200 x 170 px space in an existing email template. I want to be able to either embed or insert the html code into the existing code in the newsletter (advanced editor).

I need the app or code to do the following:
1. rotate jpgs, png, gif images every "x" seconds (I specify)
2. make the images clickable, that is act as links to a web site.
3. It would be nice to have the images automatically re-size (I specify), but not the end of the world.

I understand most code and can do html. I can also pre-size the images.

Currently the 200 x 170 px space is home to one clickable banner ad. I want to be able to have multiple ads rotate to incerase the number of ads.

Thanks for any tips or sources... Paul...
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Honored Contributor

looking for banner slide show app or code to expoert to Constant Contact

Hi Paul, I spoke with our specialists and they have advised me that the coding that you would need to accomplish this is not supported in the majority of email clients. They did state that you could try to find an animated gif, though not all email clients will support that either. I would check out our Marketplace to see if anyone has anything that can help you. You can also give our Support a call at 1-866-289-2101 for more information. I apologize for any inconvenience. Marissa W. Community & Social Media Support Representative

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How to insert PayPal donation button code

I need to insert our PayPal donation button code in the HTML code section but keep getting an error message about parsing.  I can't use Constant Contact's built-in PayPal purchasing option because a specific price is required.  I want our readers to be able to donate whatever amount they wish, not a predetermined amount.
Honored Contributor

How to insert PayPal donation button code

Hi Karen,

Unfortunately, we do not support the html code for PayPal buttons in our template editors. But if you are wanting to allow your readers to add their own amount, you can use our button and just put in 0 for the dollar amount.

That will allow them to add their own donation amount.

I hope that helps!
Marissa W.
Community & Social Media Support Representative
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How to insert PayPal donation button code

Another way around this is just have a "Donate now" or "Buy Now" image and then have that image, when clicked, direct them to your paypal page in which they can buy or donate. Although HTML is not supported in the normal editor, it is very easy to add hyperlinked images. Cheers.

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inserting HTML code

Hi Kieran, You can make minor edits to a block's code by editing the block and in the menu bar at the top of the block and clicking the HTML button. Hope this helps, Jarrad

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Re: inserting HTML code

I have the same question. I click "use my own code" then click "html" for code type, then only see the 3 sections on the next page - header, personalization and footer. What am I missing?

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Re: inserting HTML code

Hi,

 

To use your own HTML code:

 

  1. Click on the Emails tab.
  2. Click on "Create".
  3. Name the email and click on Next.
  4. On the Email Templates page, on the left side under all the template choices click on "Use My Own Code".
  5. Under Email Format, choose either HTML or XHTML and click on Next.
  6. On the left panel click on "Advanced Editor".

I hope this helps,

Jarrad

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Re: inserting HTML code

Thanks! If you could add some text pointing that out, it'd help others. I'm not a brain surgeon, but I'm not horribly stupid either ;0) Thanks for the quick reply - I'm digging your product.