If you want to send beautiful emails, you can create your template in Google Docs, then copy it into Gmail. YAMM will keep all the formatting from your template and send it to your recipients. This article will show you how to do so.
- Create a template in Google Docs
- Import your template in Gmail
- Good knowledge of Google Docs
- Sending a regular mail merge with YAMM
- The YAMM Team will send 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, and make a copy of this template:
To copy this template, go to File > Make a copy...
Or open a new Google Doc, and start drafting your newsletter as you want.
1.1. Prepare the 'canvas' (optional)
For more comfort and flexibility, we recommend to reduce all the margins down to 0:
1.2. Build the backbones of your template
Then, it is very simple! Just shape your newsletter into tables. Add the main one, then inside it, add other tables for sections, insert columns/rows to divide sections etc.:
1.3. Design your template
Now that you have the backbones of your template, it's time to be creative! 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
To do so, select first all your newsletter content from Google Docs (or press ctrl + A / cmd + A), then copy it (ctrl + C / cmd + C).
In your Gmail inbox, compose a new message. On the body content, paste your template (ctrl + V / cmd + V).
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 will be able to create pretty newsletter in a few clicks. As long as you are not using complex elements (see 'WARNING' paragraph), YAMM will keep all the formatting in your email sent!