Although not an ideal solution, there is a workaround. You can copy your old email (block by block) into the new template by copying and pasting the HTML code. While this may not be worthwhile for every block, it could save a lot of time if you have a very customized block with different fonts, colors, pictures, etc. This might be especially useful if you have created just one or two blocks before deciding you need a different template.
One of the best practices, however, is to find a couple templates that really work for you and then use those over and over as master templates. Not only does this establish branding, it saves you a lot of time in the long run. We have helped many clients set these up, and it has made their marketing efforts much easier.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can clarify any of the above or answer any questions. We regularly help clients by creating customized master templates ($99) and also through coaching and training. We can be found in the Constant Contact MarketPlace or you may constant us directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for helping out Maureen!
Agreed. Being able to change templates on the fly is common practice with other vendors. CC should really work on offering this option.
Thanks for adding your thoughts! I will add your name to this feedback for future developements.