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No edit option on images?

With the updated email builder interface I no longer have the option (or at lease I can't find it) to edit images, for instance by inserting vertical/horizontal space in the image option. Is the option gone? Or am I missing something?

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Justin_Cooperm2
Level 10

Re: No edit option on images?

Brent,

Anything you are doing in the text editor is modifying the underlying code. In the old editor, if you entered a value for vspace and/or hspace, it would just add the corresponding code to your text (using deprecated vspace and hspace attributes on the <img> element). Since many of our users were using those attributes, we will be adding this capability back to the editor. But I strongly want to encourage people to future-proof their content and not rely on vspace and hspace. We are adding a "Style" textbox to the image options dialog, which will allow you to enter inline CSS for your images. According to the latest HTML specifications, the correct way to add spacing for your images is to use inline margin styling -> you would enter something like "margin: 10px;" in the Style textbox. I know this means people need to learn some basics about CSS, but it is really the right way to build your content.

See this HTML reference for more info: HTML img hspace Attribute

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Ravi_Ansal2
Level 6

Re: No edit option on images?

Hi Jessica,

i would suggest you to try Padding tag in the HTML source.

Like Padding-top:10px; Padding-Left:10Px;

Brent_Shean
Level 2

Re: No edit option on images?

You shouldn't have to edit the code to align an image (at least that's our goal in trying to support internal users). You can also "roll back" the email editor to the previous version in your Admin settings. I've also found issues with the images not centering in the messages (when viewing messages in Outlook) that have been created in the new interface.

Justin_Cooperm2
Level 10

Re: No edit option on images?

Brent,

Anything you are doing in the text editor is modifying the underlying code. In the old editor, if you entered a value for vspace and/or hspace, it would just add the corresponding code to your text (using deprecated vspace and hspace attributes on the <img> element). Since many of our users were using those attributes, we will be adding this capability back to the editor. But I strongly want to encourage people to future-proof their content and not rely on vspace and hspace. We are adding a "Style" textbox to the image options dialog, which will allow you to enter inline CSS for your images. According to the latest HTML specifications, the correct way to add spacing for your images is to use inline margin styling -> you would enter something like "margin: 10px;" in the Style textbox. I know this means people need to learn some basics about CSS, but it is really the right way to build your content.

See this HTML reference for more info: HTML img hspace Attribute

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Brent_Shean
Level 2

Re: No edit option on images?

Hi Justin -

We have non-html savvy users creating emails, so we are searching for the simplest method to align images.

Thanks for the update and details on the space attribute.

-Brent

Delinda_Tinkey1
Level 5

Re: No edit option on images?

We rolled back to the old version of the editor for this functionality and because the text version will be forgotten if not side-by-side with the html.

Anonymous
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Re: No edit option on images?

How do you 'roll back'?

Delinda_Tinkey1
Level 5

Re: No edit option on images?

In the admin section, go to Email and then "Edit Editor Settings" and select "Legacy"

Jenn_DiMaria2
Level 10 - Champion

Re: No edit option on images?

Also, I think this may be a temporary issue. They discussed the new email editor in depth on the last quarterly call and mentioned they were adding back in more of the older functionality in future releases. Someone can please correct me if this isn't the case.

Justin_Cooperm2
Level 10

Re: No edit option on images?

You are correct, we will be updating the text editor continuously.

Please follow this thread for ETAs on known text editor issues:

New Text Editor is ****

One word of caution -> Although we're adding back functionality, I would recommend against using vspace and hspace attributes on your images (which is what happens when you use vertical space and horizontal space in the old editor) because as email clients modernize it is likely that they will drop support for deprecated HTML that is no longer valid according to the latest HTML specification.

In HTML5, vspace and hspace are no longer valid <img> attributes.