If you want to send beautiful emails, you can create a template in Google Docs, then copy it into Gmail. YAMM keeps all the formatting from your template and sends it to your recipients. This article explains how to do this.
Send a beautiful campaign with a Google Docs template
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- Create a template in Google Docs
- Import your template in Gmail
- Good knowledge of Google Docs
- Send regular mail merges with YAMM
- The YAMM Team sends you a newsletter with a special gift for Christmas.
- You download the gift and send your own campaign to your colleagues, friends.
1. Create your template in Google Docs
If you want to try with our newsletter example, click the following button.
Then, select File > Make a copy.
Alternatively, open a new Google document, and start writing your template.
1.1. Prepare the canvas (optional)
For more comfort and flexibility, we recommend reducing all the margins down to 0. Select File > Page setup.
1.2. Build the backbone of your template
Follow these guidelines to make sure that the formatting of your template isn't modified when you copy/paste it into Gmail
- Avoid using spaces for formatting; instead use tables.
- If you have a background color, create a main single cell container for the document.
1.3. Design your template
Now that you have the backbone of your template, you can add some colors, images, texts, etc.
For example, here's an overview of our newsletter.
Your template is now ready to be imported in Gmail.
2. Import your template in Gmail
Select the content of your template from your Google document and copy it.
In Gmail, compose a new message. Paste the content of your template into the body of your message.
3. Send your newsletter through YAMM
Select your template in YAMM and hit the Send emails button as you would usually do.
Your recipients will get your nicely formatted newsletter in their inbox.
By combining Google Docs with YAMM, you can create pretty newsletters in a few clicks. As long as you are not using complex elements, YAMM will keep all the formatting in your email sent.