How do I copy and paste text and graphics into Constant Contact?

wendip
Marketing Legend
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Kara_D
Employee
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Hi !

 

Thank you for reaching out to the Community! There are a couple of ways to insert an image  into your campaign. Please see the article Insert or remove images from an email for a walkthrough including screenshots. 

 

To copy and paste text:

  • Highlight the text you would like to copy
  • Either right click and select Copy, or use Ctrl+C on your keyboard to copy
  • On the Constant Contact side click into the section you want your text to go
  • Either right click and select Paste, or use Ctrl+V on your keyboard to paste 

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ChaundraJ7
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The Paste command is not an option when I go to transfer text from an external doc to my constant contact draft. Any suggestions?

ChaundraJ7
Rookie
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Just kidding! Got it to work. 

AnnunciationChurchB
Rookie
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But how do you copy and paste formatted text from an app outside of Constant Contact into a CC email? How do you get the formats to stay with the pasted content?

William_A
Administrator
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Hello @AnnunciationChurchB ,

 

In general, I would advise against trying to copy in formatting from outside programs. Problematic formatting can cause issues when pasted into the editor, so it needs to be cleared anyway prior to pasting in. Once pasted in plainly, you can then apply the formatting, bulleting, etc. as desired. Clearing any prior formatting by using a plain-text program like Notepad can also help avoid problematic formatting and compatibility issues.

 

You can also easily set your emails' default text formattings via the Design tab in the lefthand menu. 


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William A
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AnnunciationChurchB
Rookie
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Thanks, William_A. Okay, so I think you're saying that you cannot import the text or graphics formatting via copy and paste, that you can import or insert the plain content and then apply the formats from CC's styles. Correct?

William_A
Administrator
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Correct!


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William A
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AnnunciationChurchB
Rookie
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And another question. Can I import the style tags from another app into CC, so that I can at least apply them in an email after I import the content?

William_A
Administrator
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You can copy over hexcodes, but otherwise importing styles isn't really a thing in the regular email editor.

 

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Generally speaking, I advise most to construct a reusable template with the basic setup of how they want their emails to look - coloring, fonts, etc. - then copy each new email directly from that master template.

 

If you're wanting more customization with your email templates, including setting up stylings and coding in the formatting elements, I'd advise using the custom code editor.


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William A
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