The Rich Text (or HTML) editor is available in several places throughout Method, and is used to add formatting to your text. The editor works basically the same way as a word processor like Microsoft Word.

Even though the controls available to you in the editor are pretty commonplace, this section will go through the options provided to give you a "crash course" in text editing.

There are four tabs available in Method’s HTML editor:

  • Frequent (tools used most often)
  • Text (tools used to manipulate text)
  • Arrange (alignment of text and objects)
  • Insert (for inserting objects, hyperlinks, etc.) 

We will go through each section individually, with a screen shot for reference. We will describe the buttons from left to right.

Frequent

  • Undo: Cancels the last action.
  • Redo: Repeats the last action.
  • Bold: Bolds selected text.
  • Italic: Italicizes selected text.
  • Underline: Underlines selected text.
  • Paste: Pastes selected text from another source (please note that not all formatting will be consistent across multiple platforms).
  • Bullet list: Create a bulleted/nested list and choose the formatting of the bullets.
  • Numbered list: Create a numbered/nested list and choose the formatting and ordering of the numbers.
  • Insert/Edit link: Insert or edit a hyperlink to an external website.
  • Remove link: Cancel an existing clickable link, leaving only plain text.
  • Spell check: Check spelling of the selection or document.
  • Full screen: Full-screen mode; toggle to return to standard mode.
  • Preview: This will show you a preview of what your text will look like.

Text

  • Cut: Copy and remove the selected text (for pasting).
  • Copy: Copy selected text without removing.
  • Paste: Paste selected text.
  • Find and replace: Find a given word or phrase and replace it with something else.
  • Font: Choose from an array of stock fonts.
  • Size: Make text larger or smaller.
  • Text color: Change color of text.
  • Background color: Change color of text highlighting.
  • Bold: Bolds selected text.
  • Italic: Italicizes selected text.
  • Underline: Underlines selected text.
  • Hyperlink: Inserts hyperlink.
  • Break hyperlink: Removes hyperlink.
  • Clear formatting: Strips formatting from a section, leaving plain text.

Arrange

  • Left align: Align to left margin.
  • Center align: Center text.
  • Right align: Align to right margin.
  • Justify: Spaces words so all lines align to both left and right margins.
  • Indent: Standard indent.
  • Remove indent: Remove standard indent.
  • Bullet list: Create a bulleted/nested list and choose the formatting of the bullets.
  • Numbered list: Create a numbered/nested list and choose the formatting and ordering of the numbers.

Insert 

  • Insert/Edit link: Insert or edit a hyperlink to an external website.
  • Remove link: Cancel an existing clickable link, leaving only plain text.
  • Insert image: Insert an image via URL. For an example, see our article "How to Add an Image to your Email".
  • Insert table: Insert a table and manage table properties including cells, rows and columns.
  • Horizontal line: Insert a horizontal line.
  • Insert video: Insert a video via URL or embed video.
  • Source code: This function calls up the HTML source code of the email for those who wish to code directly or make changes to the HTML.
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