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Marisa_Rybar
Level 4

Alternate Solution for Adding Text Next to an Image in Emails?

I've been trying to use the tables, but since they render differently on Outlook vs. the rest of the world, the tables are either stretching my headers or not running the full width of the email. I've been battling this problem for several weeks, and now Marketo support has straight up told me they can't do anything to help me.

That said, I am incredibly frustrated and am completely over trying to use the tables. On websites I know we can wrap text around an image, but I'm not seeing that option in the email builder. Does anyone know if this is possible? (I could probably just figure out the html code for it and build it that way, but just checking to see if there's an easier way.)

If this isn't possible, does anyone have any other ideas of how I can make this work?

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John_Clark1
Level 10

Re: Alternate Solution for Adding Text Next to an Image in Emails?

You can do the same thing by changing the alignments of your picture and text in this editor, or I could revert your instance back to the old editor, which would give you the options you see in my screenshot.  Keep in mind this would be a global change for your instance.

To do this with the editor you have now, select the picture and set its alignment Left(the alignment is the icon next to Underscore), then select your block of text and set it's alignment Right.  I created a test email in your instance and was able to get the text to wrap by changing the alignments around.  Everything ended up being left aligned in the screenshot, but you can experiment with it if you like.

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John_Clark1
Level 10

Re: Alternate Solution for Adding Text Next to an Image in Emails?

Hi Marisa,

You may have already tried this, or I could be misunderstanding your question, but if you click the image in the editor, then click the Tree icon at the top and go to the Appearance tab you can change the way the image and text interact.  Does that help?

John

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Marisa_Rybar
Level 4

Re: Alternate Solution for Adding Text Next to an Image in Emails?

This is actually exactly what I'm looking for, except I don't have that option on my editor. Do you know why?

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John_Clark1
Level 10

Re: Alternate Solution for Adding Text Next to an Image in Emails?

You can do the same thing by changing the alignments of your picture and text in this editor, or I could revert your instance back to the old editor, which would give you the options you see in my screenshot.  Keep in mind this would be a global change for your instance.

To do this with the editor you have now, select the picture and set its alignment Left(the alignment is the icon next to Underscore), then select your block of text and set it's alignment Right.  I created a test email in your instance and was able to get the text to wrap by changing the alignments around.  Everything ended up being left aligned in the screenshot, but you can experiment with it if you like.

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Marisa_Rybar
Level 4

Re: Alternate Solution for Adding Text Next to an Image in Emails?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, yes. That's very helpful, John! Thank you!

Justin_Cooperm2
Level 10

Re: Alternate Solution for Adding Text Next to an Image in Emails?

This functionality has been added back into the new editor. Please try it out.

Courtney_Grimes
Level 10

Re: Alternate Solution for Adding Text Next to an Image in Emails?

Hi Marisa,

Email design is a little funny—it's an alternate universe where as designers we have to pretend both that we never progressed past circa 1995 HTML and modern positioning is secondary. On the most basic level, vspace and hspace are going to achieve the look you're going for in terms of making sure Outlook doesn't sit text flush next to the image. The following is a pretty basic example:

<img src="http://www.fillmurray.com/200/300" align="left" style="float: left; margin: 0 10px 10px 0" vspace="10" hspace="10" />

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