Common How-To's

This article contains instructions for some commonly used options that aren't as obvious.

Click on the title below to take you to the steps with a short description.

 - Upload a picture

 - Image Maps

 - Upload a PDF file

 - Change the background colour

 - Change the table colour

 - Change the cell colour

 - Remove the coloured line under your header picture.

 - Adding MailMerge

 - I've got some weird characters in my test emails, how do I remove these?


Upload a Picture

Steps:

1. Open up the Email Editor

2. Click on the picture icon (2nd row, 4th from the right)

3. Click on the Use or Upload to MyGuestlist button in the top right

4. Click on Choose File, and navigate to your picture

5. Click on Upload Selected file, to the right.

6. Double click on the picture after it's displayed with the rest of your uploaded pictures

You may need to resize your image, which you can do by putting restriction in the width and height boxes. Also, you can always go back and change anything in the picture by double clicking on it in the editor.


Image maps

Steps:

1. Open the Email Editor

2. Click on the image you would like to add links too (5th from the right on the 2nd toolbar *advanced editor)

3. Click on the type of link shape you would like (circle/box/polygon)

4. You'll now see a little red shape in the top left corner of the screen.

5. Click on the red dot and drag it to where the corner needs to be (if this is a box, you'll need to move both dots)

6. Once you've got the red shape to where you'd like the image linked, enter the URL on the right hand side.

7. Click Update when you're finished



How do I add a PDF file?

Steps:

1. Open up the Email Editor

If you want to put the file in a Click Here link

2. Highlight the text you would like to 

3. Click on the Link icon (2nd row, 7th from the right)

4. Click on the Upload tab

5. Click on 'Choose File', and navigate to your PDF file

6. Click on 'Upload file to MyGuestlist'

7. You should be taken back to the 'Link Info' tab now, so just click on OK

If you just want to put the link in the email

2. Click on the Link icon (2nd row, 7th from the right)

3. Click on the Upload tab

4. Click on 'Choose File', and navigate to your PDF file

5. Click on 'Upload file to MyGuestlist'

6. You should be taken back to the 'Link Info' tab now, so just click on OK

To Unlink, just highlight the work you want to unlick and click the button on the right of the link icon (unlink).


Change the background colour

Steps:

1. Open up the Email Editor

2. Click on the paint tin icon (bottom row, 2nd last icon)

3. Click on the box that contains the colour number

4. Pick a colour

5. Click OK

A lot of the time if you don't have your table coloured, the background colour will fill everything. In this video I have a table background colour specified.

Often, if you try to do this and it doesn't work, it means you most likely have a table that is 100% width and 100% height, so you will need to have a look at 'Change table colour'.


Change the table colour

Steps:

1. Open up the Emal Editor

2. Right click on the table

3. Click on Table Properties

4. Go to the advanced tab

5. Under Style, type: background-color:#ffffff;

(You will need to change the ffffff to the hexidecimal colour that you want)

ffffff = white, 000000 = black, c0c0c0 = grey etc.

6. Click OK

You can find a hexidecimal colour by changing the background colour (since it gives you number) and then paste that in for your table, or you can use photoshop, or just google it. 


Change the cell colour

Steps:

1. Open up the Email Editor

2. Right click on the cell

3. Go to cell, and then cell properties

4. Next to the Background Color box, click on the Choose button (or you can inset the hexidecimal number straight into this box)

5. Choose a colour to have as your background 

6. Click OK, then OK again


Remove the coloured line under your header picture

Steps:

1. Open up the Email Editor

2. Double click on your header picture

3. Click on the Advanced tab

4. Under Style, type: display:block;

(You may need to add a ; after the previous text if there isn't already one)

5. Click OK


Adding MailMerge

Click here to view a short video

Steps:

1. Open up the Email Editor

2. Click on the mailmerge dropbox (On the bottom row, 5th from the left)

3. Select which field of the customers that you would like to include in the email

You want to make sure using MailMarge, that you have the customers details e.g. their names, otherwise it will show up with #PatronName#


I've got some weird characters in my email, how do I remove them?

Click here to view a short video

Steps:

1. Open up the Email Editor

2. Click on Source (On the first row, first icon on the left)

3. Click anywhere in the code (to make sure the find function is finding the item in the code)

4. Type CTR+F (this is the find function)

5. Type meta

6. If there is something in the top section (e.g first 5 lines) which looks something like:

a) <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type">

b) <meta content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" http-equiv="Content-Type">

then delete the line.

7. Test the email out again

If this is still a problem, you can send an email to support@myguestlist.com.au, and we'll be able to fix that up for you.

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