Your organization's branding is an important part of its identity. Template Designer allows you to lock your templates before they're used in a mailing, ensuring your branding remains persevered throughout the mailing-creation process. Not only this, but by setting styles and story types up front, you'll save the people creating your mailings a lot of time: They won't need to wrestle with design decisions and can focus on creating content that is sure to captivate your subscribers.
- Navigate to Mailing Designer 2.0 > Templates and either open an existing template or create a new one.
- Open the Theme menu.
- Check the Prevent style edits in mailing box (this option is always displayed on the top of the Theme menu).
What does this do?
Locking a template limits the text properties editor in Mailing Designer by removing the following options:
- Modify text color
- Text size
- Font family
Lock Mailing Content Areas
Like styles, you can also lock/restrict mailing content areas. You can set the following properties:
- Maximum Number of Stories - Click the dropdown list to select a maximum number of stories for your mailing content layout. By default, this is unlimited, but can be restricted to a number (1—9) if necessary.
- Maximum Number of Columns - Click the dropdown list to select the maximum number of columns (1—5) that you can add to the mailing content layout in the Mailing Designer when adding stories.
Additionally, you can set your mailing content area to use specific story types. In your template, click the desired story type(s) before you save. Your allowed story types are highlighted in green. Any story types that are not selected cannot be added to the corresponding mailing content area.