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5.5. Design Your Own with NewPanda Editing Tools

Updated 02.15.17

*Please carefully read our Terms of Use, Anti-Spam Policy and Privacy Policy before sending eMessages.

Watch the Design Your Own tutorial video:

Watch our eTools Overview & Tutorial video.

Feeling creative?  You can use our Open Palette feature to create completely original eMessages and templates.  You design at your own risk - NewPanda cannot troubleshoot or fix messages you create on your own! 

1. Click the Create New Message tab in the Send Your Messages feature

2.  Cllick the Make My Own icon

  

3. The message editor will open.  Here you have two options:

    a. Use our flexible interface to create text, insert images, and fancify your message to your
         heart's desire. View Message Editor Instructions here.

    b. Write or paste HTML using the HTML tab at the top of the message editor.

    Need help with the table feature? 
       ~ Table Basics
       ~ Table Basics Video Tutorial
       ~ General Properties Advanced
       ~ Advanced Properties Advanced
       ~ Table Cell or Row Modification
       ~ HTML Table Modification
       ~ You can also Google keywords like "WYSIWYG Table Modification" or "WYSIWYG Table
          Instructions" to see the latest tutorial resources.

 

    Be sure to take advantage of the built-in Spell Check feature to keep it professional, and don't
    forget to preview your message before sending to see that it looks the way you expect.  You
    will be responsible for spell-checking and generally "proofing" your message, as well as
    testing it before sending to your "live" list.

Notes for HTML messages - PLEASE READ before you create your message in HTML:

4. Once you're sure you've proofed, re-proofed and proofed again, click Save & Continue.

5. Create a name for your eMessage.  It should be descriptive yet brief (so you'll know how to identify it later in your reports).

Watch the Email Details & Recipients Video!

6. Add your Email Subject Line (required).  You can also edit your email From name, email From Address and Reply-to email address.

7. Select your recipients:
     a. Group(s) - choose one or more groups to which to send your eMessage.  If a particular contact
         or email address is in multiple Groups, our system will automatically remove duplicates so only
         one eMessage will be sent per email address.
     b. Selected Contacts - use the search feature to find and select specific recipients. Be sure to
         use the > arrows to move the found recipients to the RIGHT side of the page.  This is your
         SEND list.
     c. Copy/Paste email addresses - add recipients "on the fly".  Be sure to add the recipients as
         shown in the example:  First Last EmailAddress MobilePhone (optional)
     d. Entire Contact List

  You can select multiple options above, however it is unnecessary to choose for instance, a Group AND Entire Contact List.  You don't have to select any recipients now if:

     a. You are only sending a Mobile Message
     b. You are only sending a Social Update
     c. You are not ready to send your eMessage yet

   Click Save & Continue

8.  To skip Mobile and Social updates, click Skip Social at the bottom of the page and skip to STEP 10, OR

9. If you want to send a Mobile Message or Social Update in addition to your eMessage, use the Compose your Mobile Message page and/or Compose your Social Update page to do so, then click Save & Continue 

10. Schedule your message: choose to Save as a Draft, Send Now, or Schedule Delivery - Note: All send times are eastern time.  (If you have not selected recipients for your message yet, you can only Save as Draft.)

11. Click Save & Continue.  All events will be sent at their individually scheduled times.  
 
NOTE that when scheduling messages for a later date, you MUST activate the Schedule Delivery radio button to activate the calendar.  If you schedule a future date, then click the Send Now radio button, the scheduled date will be removed, and your message will be sent immediately.  Sent messages cannot be recalled or undone.

A copy of your finished product will automatically be saved in your My Messages feature.  If you archive your message before it's actually sent, it will not be sent.

Several resources for HTML Coding are listed below.  We make no promises about the information provided and accept no responsibility for content found on the pages referred to herewith.  While we want to be helpful, please understand we can't control content on other sites.  If you find something inappropriate, outdated, offensive or inaccurate, please let us know and we'll remove or update the link in question.

World Wide Web Consortium

Introduction to HTML and URLs by Ian Graham

w3schools.com HTML tutorial

HTML Goodies Primer

HTML Code Tutorial

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