More text wrapping options for images

I don't like that in the new templates, we are unable to add more than 1 picture within a text box.  Would you be able to fix this?

 

Thank you!

 

Best regards,

 

Jamey Kohn

Constant Contact user since 2008

42 Comments
DaveU93872
Participant
I wish that the way we insert an image into a text section on a campaign had not changed. It was much easier to use when we could place the image where we wanted in the text. I don't always want my image at the ver beginning or end or my text and i don't want it completely separate from the text.
Hannah_M
Moderator
Status changed to: Voting Open

HI @DaveU93872

Thanks for posting! The 3rd generation editor is designed to have each element of content in it's own block so in this case you would want to break your paragraph of text so that the image is where you wanted it to fall. Does this make sense?

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KatieA48
Regular Participant

No - it's terrible. We know how to manipulate text and photos. Having to create another block every time we want to use an image is ridiculously time-consuming. It distorts the flow that we were able to create in the previous editor. How do we get back to the second generation editor?

Kat_Grace
Frequent Participant

The new editor should allow the user to wrap text around a photo anywhere in a copy block.  That's a fairly common and very useful layout feature.  Don't know why you don't offer it.

PlugFest
Regular Participant
In the new editor, you cannot insert images inline with selected text or adjust your image placement - it only defaults to top of text box and only gives you the ability to align (left, center, right) - not in different areas of the text box which is very frustating.
Lucas_D
Employee

Hi @PlugFest,

 

Thank you for your reply. You are correct that the image block can only be inserted within the top of text block. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused in not having this ability. If you wanted to have the image inserted with the appearance of being between the text block, you will need to copy and paste the text into a new text block and insert an image block above it. This way, it will give the impression that the image is between the text and you can align to the left,center, or right. Once again, I do apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. I hope this workaround helps. Let us know if you need assistance with anything else.

 

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KimP867
Occasional Participant

I agree with @plugfest.  This was a function in the previous version that made it easy to create a nice flow.

LisaK0207
Participant

Another agreement with @plugfest here. 

JulieL34
Super Participant

I agree that you should be able to put it anywhere in the text block, or at least aligned with the start of any paragraph. However there is a better workaround than the one suggested by @Lucas_D.

What I have been doing is to make a new text block and cut and paste the part of the text where you want the image to appear into the new block. That way you can insert the image at the top of the text block and have the text run around it there.

 

Inserting the image in a separate image block doesn't really help anything that I can see. Maybe I'm missing something though.

VMC_Email-Manager
Frequent Participant

Unbelievably awkward image placing capability of Third Gen editor.   Unlike ANY other editing editing tool I've ever used (including Constant Contact's prior generation editing tool!!!!).  What's the reason for this lack of ability to insert an image ANYWHERE within a text block?  There must be some reason for this. Staggeringly bad design.  Plus, we can't revert to the prior gen editor. 

USPain
Participant

This is incredibly annoying and frustrating. Wish I hadn't bothered trying to switch to third generation.

Candace_M
Employee
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hello @JillBurns,

Thanks for reaching out with this idea!  I'm interested in learning more about your request. How are you looking to add multiple images into the same block? Were you trying to have images side by side or perhaps wrapping around each paragraph?. Is there a reason that you wouldn't want to split up your content into separate text blocks? 

JillBurns
Regular Participant

Thank you for your reply.  As a matter of convenience, I'd rather not have to break an essay or letter up into different text boxes when I want to include a few pictures at various points in the text.  In the old system, it was easier to manage.  I hope the programmers re-institute this functionality.  

Candace_M
Employee

@JillBurns,

Thank you for answering my questions about this! I want to open this idea up to voting so other users can vote and share why they would want this feature as well. Feel free to come back to the community at any time to share more about this idea or to vote on other ideas as well!

Vinculum
Participant

Please tell your whizzes there that the change on pic placement is horrible.  it limits the size of the pic: if I have little text and a large pic, it forces a lot of white space on the right. there is no text wrap function. Why would CC do something so stupid when text wrap and placement on right, left, and center worked so well in the past? To give me MORE flexibility with the block! Ha, it obviously only gives me less.  This Made my day terrible. I have a mag to edit after this. I did all the work on both. It is impossible now with a lot of pics and little text. it looks amateurish and I can do better now on Word, for heavens sakes.  Should I leave CC now after all these years?  I hate this and it makes my work look and feel less professional then in the past.

Vinculum
Participant

Please tell your whizzes there that the change on pic placement is horrible.  it limits the size of the pic: if I have little text and a large pic, it forces a lot of white space on the right. there is no text wrap function. Why would CC do something so stupid when text wrap and placement on right, left, and center worked so well in the past? To give me MORE flexibility with the block!? Ha, it obviously only gives me less.  This made my day terrible. I have a mag to edit after this. I did all the work on both. It is impossible now with a lot of pics and little text. it looks amateurish and I can do better now on Word, for heavens sakes.  Should I leave CC now after all these years?  I hate this and it makes my work look and feel less professional then in the past.

Candace_M
Employee
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hello @Vinculum!

Thank you for taking time to supply us with all that feedback! I'm very sorry that you are having a difficult time managing your layout and if you are able to share more that would be helpful. I will say that we do in fact have the ability to wrap images in our editor! Click here to learn more.  Was this a feature you were unaware of or does it not suit your need? Would you be able to share a screenshot of what you were trying to accomplish.

LouisS542
Participant

I'm about to leave Constant Contact because of this. It is a dramatic decrease in functionality. I want to be able to drag and drop an image into a text block and have it end up where it's supposed to be.

JacobCook
Participant

I would like to see the same thing implemented. I was disappointed to find that I had to break up the text into multiple blocks.

BillieD35
Participant

alignment - with other images (top, bottom, right, left) and with page (center, top)

resizing text boxes

free movement of images (ex. wanted to put pics side by side (plenty of room) and not possible)

ability to select and group objects/text boxes

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