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Article ID: KB332
Keyword Name: Fonts, Google, Web Font, Style, Email, Compose, Design, Eblast
Created: August 23, 2016
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How to Import a Google Web Font into your Trail Blazer Email Template






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Author: Kristenson, Joel

Last Updated: 2016-08-23






Overview


This article walks through the steps to import a Google Web font into your email template.  Test your email a lot on different clients and devices prior to sending because not all email clients support Google Fonts and you may not get the intended results you’re going after.



http://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/images/tip-icon.pngTip: If you have any trouble with this, call our live support 1-866-909-8700.  Also, watch this video for a quick tutorial on using the Trail Blazer email composer.






Steps


Open the email composer in your database (either by creating a mass email campaign or creating a single template).  In my example I created a new template from the Templates list.



Once the composer is open, click on the [Source] button in the upper-left.



Add style tags to the start of the email by typing in:


<style>

</style>


Here’s my example (I also added a table for a bit more structure for adding my content):



Next you’ll want to have a font in mind to use from Google Fonts (https://fonts.google.com/?authuser=1).  In my example I will use the “Pacifico” font which I think it’s pretty great.


After you pick on out you’ll enter this code between the style tags you created, but replace ‘YOUR+GOOGLE+FONT+HERE’ with the name of the font you chose:


@import url(https://www.fonts.google.com/css?family=YOUR+GOOGLE+FONT+GOES+HERE);


My example prior to inserting my font type:



Note: If your font is more than just one word e.g. Open Sans, you’ll need to add a + symbol where the space(s) would be.  For instance family=Open+Sans);


My finished example is below for the importing portion of this task, where I imported the Pacifico font type:



That finishes the import part, now you’ll need to add the font-family & style code into the different sections of your email where you want it to display i.e. Tables/Cells/Paragraphs/Etc.  In my example I added it to the only Table Cell I had in my template where all of my text will go.


The code you’ll use:


Style=”font-family: ‘YOUR GOOGLE FONT NAME HERE’;”


My finished example:



Once everything is in place, click on the [Source] button again to go back to the preview screen of the email composer.



My example is below with the Pacifico Google Font style in action.  Click [Save] if you’re happy with the results.



Finish composing your email, and then you can click the [Preview] button to see how the email will look (in email clients that support Google Web Fonts).



My finished example as view in IE:



Save and Close once you’re finished.  If you ever make a mistake and need to revert back to a previous version you can click the [Saved Copies] button at the top of the composer.


The related resources below provide useful information related to the email feature.
















Related Resources


Article: How to Access and Use the Standard Trail Blazer Email Templates as a Starting Point for Template Creation and Mass E-Mail Campaigns

Article: How to Upload Documents to your System Gallery such as PDF’s, Spreadsheets, Audio Clips, Image Files, Etc.

Article: How to Create a Hyperlink around a Screenshot of your Video and Link to the Video from your Trail Blazer Email Template

Article: Sending Out Test Emails

Article: How to Create a Hyperlink around a Screenshot of your PDF Newsletter and Hyperlink it to the PDF Document

Article: How to Create a Custom Thank-You Auto-Responder Email with Merge Fields for your Online Donation Form

Article: How to Find Duplicate Contact Records by Identical *Primary* Email Address, and Automatically Merge them Together

Article: Configuring your From and Reply Email Address Settings

Article: From and Reply To Email Addresses for Mass Email

Article: How to Create Custom Email Responders for Specific Events – New 2016 Feature Upgrade

Article: How to Cancel a Mass Email Campaign as it’s Going Out & How to Reschedule a Queued Email Campaign

Article: Deleting an Email Campaign

Article: Exporting Email Addresses from 3rd Party Mass Email Systems – Notes on CAN-SPAM Policies

Article: How to Create Trackable Links in your Email Campaigns, and How to Analyze those Statistics after the Eblast Goes Out

Article: Sample Custom Email Signup Form to Get your Started

Article: Sample HTML Email Templates with Inline CSS

Article: Standard Email Template – 700px width

3rd Party Article: Mobile Responsive Email Template – ConstantContact Reference

3rd Party Article: Email Clients that Support Web Fonts

Free Tool: Microsoft Expressions Web4 – HTML Editor

Video: Donation Auto Responders with Merge Fields

Video: Eblasts Create and Send Eblasts – Includes Image Management

Video: Scheduled Emails

Video: Eblasts – Setting people up to receive test (draft) emails

Video: Thank you’s using mass email






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