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Hello, Aaron, Thank you for your reply. Yesterday, I gave up on trying to wrestle a third-generation template to meet my needs. I will continue to use older templates and the second-generation email editor until they are no longer available. I am sure that new users looking for simple editing tools will appreciate your third-generation editing tools. The learning curve is short and shallow. It's just that I have been tweaking the HTML in my emails for many years. And because over 80% of my emails are opened on a computer, not a mobile device, fancy-schmancy mobile-friendly templates are not so important to me. I'll try to retire before you kill second-generation editing functionality. 🙂 Respectfully, Mark
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Hello, Frankie_P, Thank you for your response. After several attempts, I was able to add a subject line and email body text to a link to an email address. (Oddly, although it accepted the code for a space, "%20", it did not accept one for an apostrophe, "#92". But the apostrophe character worked fine.) This process is much less user-friendly than that of the second generation email editing tool set. Other things that are much more difficult, if not impossible, to do in the third generation email editing tool set, vis-à-vis the second generation tool set: > Inserting a graphic image exactly where I want it to be; changing the border size; resizing the image. It seems that the only way that I can insert an image is to drag it into the content block. But doing that inserts the image only in the top or bottom or left side or right side. With the older tool set, I could insert an image in the middle of the content block, and then left- or right-justify it. And I could connect a link to the image. And I could change the image size to the resolution of pixel dimensions. The only way that I was able to resize an image in the third generation tool was to drag it larger or smaller. Not very precise. > Adding additional space between bulleted text. I need access to the HTML code to do this. > Fixing formatting errors that your GUI interface HTML editor creates. Mostly relating to font size and color. Also removing extra line breaks that are auto-entered. Fixing misinterpreted auto-bulletin lists. Your second generation editing tool set made mistakes too. I've always had to go into the HTML code to fix them. > Indenting selected lines or paragraphs. > Changing the types or colors of bullets or numbering. (I need access to the HTML code to do this.) Incidentally, nowhere in your post do I see an "Accept as Solution" button. I only see "Vote" and "Reply". Earlier today, I created my first email, using the third generation email editing interface. Although I was able to resolve the link-to-an-email issue, my ability to tweak the the content of the Constant Contact email template was extremely restricted by the third generation editing tool set. How much longer will the second generation tool set be available? Thank you.
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I agree 100% with what hvhibiscus wrote here. Editing the HTML code in an email content block is a required feature for me. So is the ability to include a subject line and body text when creating a hyperlink to an email address. I have been with Constant Contact for over a decade. If I'm stuck with this third generation editor as it exists today, I'm moving on.
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