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Designer Canvas

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2018 10:38AM NZST


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. 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:

Summary mode: The summary mode is the default mode and shows only a summary of the pre-set values and the editing window;
Designer mode: This mode allows access to the various drag and drop tools for adding content modules.

It is possible to move from one view to the other by selecting the  "Customize" button on the top left of 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.
Turning on 'Allow users to save link' will let your recipients save any file linked too, as long as they have access to the file location (Windows App only).
drag and drop image Insert an image into the message.  Supported formats are: GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG
drag and drop slideshow tool Create a slideshow of images and add to the message. Supported formats are: GIF, JPEG, PNG
[Screensavers and Newsletters only]
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).
[Video Alerts, Screensavers and Newsletters only]
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.
[Screensavers and Newsletters only]
drag and drop separator Separate content in the message with a color line. 
drag and drop ticker Insert a scrolling text block into your message
[Screensavers and Newsletters only]

Left Hand Menu

preview Preview how the message will appear on desktop and mobile device
Change between Summary and Designer Mode
summary Action menu allows for saving the message as Content Template, allowing for quick publishing of common messages.  Other options: Delete, Disable, Clone, Move or Rename the message.


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