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Designer Canvas

Last Updated: May 16, 2017 04:17PM NZST
Designer Canvas User Guide


The Designer Canvas is used by several of the SnapComms tools to help design engaging messages.  It has been available since server release 16.12.9742.0 and is used by the following tools:
  • Newsletters
  • Screensavers
The Designer Canvas provides drag and drop functionality for content as well as simple access to the settings required to send out a message (e.g. Targeting, Notifications, Publishing dates).

The Canvas has two modes:

Full mode: this is the default mode and allows for instant access to the various drag and drop tools as well as all settings;
Summary mode: The summary mode is the default mode for the pre-configured Scenarios and shows only a summary of the pre-set values and the editing window.

It is possible to move from one view to the other by selecting the  "Customize" or "Summary" options in the Canvas.

Drag and Drop Tools

drag and Drop Text Block Add a text block to the message content.  The text block toolbar includes the ability to add links, images, internal links (anchors) and to format the text.
drag and drop image Insert an image into the message.  Supported formats are: GIF, JPEG, PNG
drag and drop slideshow tool Create a slideshow of images and add to the message. Supported formats are: GIF, JPEG, PNG
drag and drop video Add YouTube or Vimeo videos directly to the message.  It is also possible to enter the URL (address) for a video located elsewhere - supported format is MP4 (MPEG4).
drag and drop web site Enter the URL for a website to have it display as a screensaver or within your Newsletter.  Note: Due to security restrictions, some websites may not show correctly so SnapComms recommends a test publication to ensure correct display.
drag and drop separator Separate content in the Newsletter with a color line.
drag and drop colour block For screensavers, add an area of color to help highlight or separate aspects of the message.
drag and drop ticker Insert a scrolling text block into your message

Left Hand Menu

settings Change the general settings for the message, including the name, size, Notification type.
preview Preview how the message will appear on desktop and mobile device
summary The Summary view shows a summary of the key settings: Target audience; Target Dates; Delivery Options and Display Options


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