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Author: Kristenson, Joel
Last Updated: 2016-08-23
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.
Tip: 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.
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:
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:
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.
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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