How do I add rows and columns to my message?

While you are creating a message, you may find it useful to separate the information within your message with rows and columns. Inserting rows and columns is a great way to achieve a desired look and layout that you may be trying for with your message. One great use for rows and columns is for aligning images that are inserted into your messages.

The instructions below are for adding rows and columns to messages created using our Drag & Drop Email Builder.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Click and drag the 'Row' element from the left hand side into the body of your message where you'd like to add a row.

    Row Element

    In your message, you will see the row populate where you placed it.

    Empty Row on Message Canvas
  2. After you drop the row, a menu will appear on the right hand side where you can add columns to that row.

    Row settings right side menu

  3. To add a column, click either the "Add Left" or "Add Right" button.

    Buttons with the option to add columns to the left or right of selected column

    You will then see the row in your message split into two separate columns.

    Example of two empty columns side by side in a row

  4. To delete a column, click on the 'Delete Column' button located to the right hand side.

    Delete Column Button

  5. To add additional columns to a row, click on the 'Add Left' button to add a column to the left or click on the 'Add Right' button to add a column to the right.  Note: You can add up to 6 columns within a row.

    Add Left and Right Button

  6. To customize the alignment of the content within your columns, click on any of the 3 icons below the 'Column Alignment' section.

    Column Alignment settings

    The Top Aligned Icon icon will top align the content.
    The Middle Aligned Icon icon will center align the content.
    The Bottom Aligned Icon icon will bottom align the content.

  7. To apply your column alignment settings to all your columns at once, check mark the 'Apply settings to all columns' box.

    Apply settings to all columns checkbox

  8. Once you have the desired number of columns/rows inserted you can start dragging and dropping in different blocks for content. Below you can see an example of a message that was created using additional columns and rows and image blocks.

    Example of text next to an image

What if I have issues designing my messages?

AWeber offers hundreds of templates you’re welcome to use! If you would ever find yourself wanting to modify an existing template or would like a custom template built for you to reflect your branding, our Template Team would be happy to modify existing templates or design a custom template for you!

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