How do I edit the text in my message?

Here are different ways you can edit and format your text in the drag and drop message editor.

Edit Block


Click inside a text element to show the paragraph edit block icon. This is where you can change the formatting of your entire paragraph. You can change a paragraph to a header, set the font, make a numbered or bulleted list, and insert an image.

You can access this menu by clicking the paragraph icon or with this keyboard shortcut:

  • ALT + F10 for PC
  • ALT + F10 (may also require + Fn) for Mac
  • Learn other ways to write faster with more keyboard shortcuts.

Here's a list of things you can set for your paragraph:

  • Heading style
  • Font family
  • Font size
  • Line height
  • Numbered list
  • Bulleted list
  • Alignment
  • Indents
  • Images
  • Horizontal lines
  • Quotes
  • Personalization
  • Source Code

If you don't see all of these options, click on the three dot menu on the right to show more.

Formatting Bar


Highlight text within a paragraph to show the formatting bar. This is where you change the style of certain text within a paragraph.

Here's a list of things you can set for your highlighted text with the formatting bar:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Strikethrough
  • Hyperlink
  • Font family
  • Font size
  • Font color
  • Font background color
  • Remove format

Format Text with Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use basic shortcuts to format your text using Here are ways you can use your keyboard to format text when writing messages.





⌘ + b

Ctrl + b


⌘ + i

Ctrl + i


⌘ + u

Ctrl + u


⌘ + k

Ctrl + k


Markdown Keyboard Shortcuts

You can practice writing even faster with markdown keyboard shortcuts. This is when you use special characters ( * - _ # > ) and numbers to quickly add headers and format words as you type them.

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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