Adding tables

Creating Tables

Currently, Mail Designer 365 does not have dedicated table editing options. To enter your spreadsheet data, the best way to do it is by using a text layout block with multiple columns.

 

Then enter your text:

Feel free to insert as many rows as you want. You can do this by consecutively adding several layout blocks with multiple text areas:

Once you have finished adding your rows and entering your data, your table can look similar to these:

You can also decide to make your table look transparent by deleting the background. First, select the text area that you want to have a transparent background:

Then, click “Delete Background.”

Repeat the steps for all of the rows:

 

Here is the finished product with visible object outlines:

To get the above visualisation, make sure that the object outline button is turned on, which will be indicated by being highlighted in blue.

Here is the finished product with invisible object outlines:

 

Another option is to enter the data by using regular text formatting. This will be the better option whenever you want to have more than 3 columns for your data.

Drag a layout block into your email template:

Then, you can edit the text and format the text to fit your table requirements. In this example, we created 4 different columns by adding space in between words that serve as the different column categories. You can easily create space between columns by pressing the spacebar on your keyboard multiple times until you get the spacing that you want. 

 

 

You can also delete the background of this text area:

This is what the text area will look like without a background:

 

A third option…

Another option that you can take is to create your table on Apple Pages, Apple Keynote, Google Tables, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, or etc. Then, take a screenshot of your table.

Quick Tip: On a Mac, to take a screenshot, just press Shift-Command-4 and select the part of the screen you want a screenshot of. If you want to take a screenshot of your entire screen, press “Shift-Command-3.”

Once you have your screenshot, drag an image area into your email template.

 

Add the screenshot to the selected image area.

You can also add graphs using this method:

 

Caveats: The downside to the third method is that you are unable to edit the data directly within Mail Designer. You will need to edit the data within the spreadsheet or presentation software that you used to create your table. Afterwards, you will need to take another screenshot of your updated data.  Another caveat is that the screenshot may not have a high enough resolution, which means that the table can potentially look blurry. To have a higher resolution, make sure that you create a big table within your spreadsheet software. This way, you can take a bigger screenshot instead of having to expand a small screenshot of the table.

 

 

 

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A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Layout Blocks
Background
Image Areas
Graphics and Other Objects
Images
Creative Tools
Working with Text
Working with Links and Buttons
Preview your Design
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Using Retina Images with your Design
The Inbox View
Teamwork
Preparing your Design for Sending
Setting Up Mail Designer 365 for Sending
Send via Mail Designer 365
Send via Apple Mail
Advanced Design Techniques
Sharing your Designs
HTML Export
Exporting a Design to MailChimp
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts