If you've ever created a mailing and tested it in Outlook 2013's or 2016's desktop platforms, you might come across a story that looks something like the one below:
One quick look and you’ll notice that the left edge of the text has been cutoff. This issue happens when the text in a parent table tries to wrap around an image, but the parent table itself doesn't have a set alignment. Follow the steps below to fix this.
To fix this issue, you’ll need to set the parent table’s alignment (i.e., you’ll need to left- or right-align the first table in your story).
- Open your desired mailing and select the story you need to modify.
- Select the parent table in the HTML path along the bottom of the HTML editor window.
- Click the Table menu in the toolbar and select Table Properties.
- Click the Alignment menu and select either Left or Right alignment.
- Click OK to save your changes.
Now, when you test your mailing again in Outlook 2013 or 2016, the story should render properly, as shown below:
If you're comfortable making changes to your code, the image below shows the code highlighted in Marketing Automation Professional. By adding align=”left” or align="right" to the table style, you’ll eliminate the problem.