Element Editing Control Descriptions and Instructions

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Editing Options by Element Type

The grid below lists how each element can be modified.

 

   Box Button Multi-Column Divider Full-Width Image Image Group Text Title
Align   X       X      
Background X X   X X X      
Borders X X       X      
Column     X            
Favorites X   X            
Full-Width         X        
Icon Style                  
Image Settings           X      
Image Group Settings             X    
Layout             X    
Line Settings       X          
Mobile Settings X   X   X        
Position X X       X      
Size   X       X      
Social Networks                  
Style   X              
Spacing     X         X X
Typography   X           X X
                   

 

 Element Editing Control Descriptions and Instructions

Align

  • To set the alignment for an item (not text), select the object and click the preferred alignment: left, center, right
 

Background

  • With an element selected, click the color select square in the bottom right corner of the background control
  • From the pop up, you can either enter a hex value, click a swatch of recently used colors or use the color picker.

 

Borders

  • Click the center square in the cross to apply or remove a border to all for sides
  • Click one of the four ends of the cross to apply or remove a border on one side.
  • Under style, you can set the border type: Solid, Dashed, Dotted, None
  • Set the width of the border in pixels by entering a number value or clicking the up and down arrows to increment the amount.
  • From the color box pop up, you can either enter a hex value, click a swatch of recently used colors, or use the color picker.
  • Last used colors is based on recently selected colors.

  • You must include the # symbol before hex color values.

 

Column

  • In the content pane, when a column is selected for editing it has a black outline.
  • A selected column
    • can be set to show or hide on a mobile device
    • can be locked to its current width so that equalize column
    • can have a specific pixel width determined
    • can be deleted by clicking "remove selected column"
  • To make all the columns the same width, click the equalize columns button
  • You may click "add column" up to five columns
 

Favorites

(Formerly Saved Content)

Save element as a favorite

  • Select a box or column element

  • In the right hand content tab, locate the favorite element manager

  • Click save

Delete favorite element

  • Select a box or column element

  • In the right hand content tab, locate the favorite element manager

  • Click Manage saved elements

  • When the complex element manager loads, on the right hand side select the name of the element you want to delete
  • Click Delete selected

 

Full Width

  • With your column element selected, choose one or two cells
  • If you convert to one column after populating two columns, content will be lost
 

Icon Style

  • The icon style control is for the social follow element
  • Choose between circle, rounded, or square
 

Image Settings

  • Image settings shows a preview and the original image dimensions in pixels
  • To swap or set an image, select "Jump to Gallery"
  • Alt text is the help text that describes an image before it loads
  • Link type allows you indicate whether a button will direct to a URL or email an individual
  • Protocol allows you to choose the prefix for the url: http, https, ftp, other
  • URL is the image hyperlink destination
  • If the original width of your image is bigger than 240px, but you resized it to a smaller size in the desktop version, you are able to make it full width on mobile with the Fluid on mobile switch.

Dynamic Image

  • If you change the Dynamic Image slider to "On", you will be prompted to fill in additional information.
  • This option is useful if there is an image on your .edu site or another external site that you would like to utilize without uploading it to your Encompass site.

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Image Group Settings

  • The Image Group element helps you to add 2 to 5 images at the same time.
  • Under the Image Group settings tab you can choose the layout, add, remove or reorder images
 

Layout Settings

  • Choose if objects sit side by side or stack

 

Layout Settings for Social Share

  • Choose if objects sit side by side or stack

  • Display icon and text, just text, or just icon
 

Line Settings

  • For divider elements
  • Set the style (solid, dashed, dotted)
  • Set the width in pixels
  • Define the line color

 

Mobile Settings

  • Use mobile settings to hide an area when the email is viewed on a mobile device
  • With the Reorder on mobile function (for multi-column elements) you can decide if you want to stack columns on mobile view, or not.

 

Position

    • Control the padding and margin around an image by adjusting the numeric value for the top, bottom, right and left areas.
 

Size

  • Drag the slider to resize an element or use the width and height controls to set specific pixel dimensions
 

Style

  • Increasing the radius makes the button more round. Decreasing the radius makes the button have sharper corners (like a square or rectangle)
  • Link type allows you indicate whether a button will direct to a URL or email an individual
  • Protocol allows you to choose the prefix for the url: http, https, ftp, other

**NOTE: Versions of Outlook that do not support border-radius will display rounded buttons as square.

 

Spacing

  • Control the padding around a selected element by adjusting the numeric value for the top, bottom, right and left areas.
 

Typography

  • Use the typography box to set the headline, text and link styles for a text element
  • Color, font size, line-height (leading) can be defined for paragraph text and up to three headlines.
  • Link underline controls whether hyperlinked text is underlined

 

 

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