To begin creating your newsletter, go to your Newsletter Console.
From this console, you may:
We've provided some built-in tools to help you create professional-looking, organized, and informative newsletters for your designated internal Collaboration Groups or your Client Distribution lists.
The Visual Editor is a built-in tool in the portal Admin UI. It allows you to format your widget text, add links, insert images, etc. the Visual Editor is organized as a toolbar located at the top of Widget Text box.
To add an image to a widget on the Widget Details page, click on the Insert/edit image icon .
This will open the Insert/edit image box.
Click on the Browse icon in the source field, to find a desired image. This opens Moxie Manager, an image management tool with a number of utilities.
Select desired image, and click Insert. This will return you to the Insert/edit image box. Fill in the Image description field to show this title when the mouse hovers over the image. Click the OK button to add the image to the widget.
Once the image is inserted into the widget, you may also link the image to a specific web page by highlighting the image, then clicking the icon, and adding the desired URL.
Expand Image Size from Text Box
There may be times where you want to add a detailed image to your newsletter, but the size constraints of the Text Box are not conducive to viewing the details. In these cases, expanding the size of the image is imperative.
You are linking the modified image in the Text Box to the original full sized image. Clicking the image will now open the full sized version of the image. You may also want to include a text link saying something like "Click to Enlarge," and link that to the full sized image, as well.
Using the tools above, you can create a newsletter.
From your console, click the New Newsletter button.
This will open the Newsletter Details box.
Newsletter Metadata / Header / Footer
In the Newsletter Details box, you can input your metadata, as well as your newsletter's permanent header and footer. The metadata includes information such as
Both the Header and the Footer pages accept text and images, as well as tables. A newsletter Header will often include the name of your company or division, a tagline, a logo, etc. A Footer will often include the company / division name, address, phone number, website URL, etc.
IMPORTANT: Header/Footer Image
If you want to cover the ENTIRE WIDTH of the screen with an image in your Header or Footer (such as a banner), be sure to set the image’s width to 1000 px (the actual width of our frame) in the Insert/edit image pop-up.
Keep the ‘Constrain proportions’ checkbox ON to have the height of the image re-size automatically. This ensures that it will display well in the portal view as well as the email Inbox.
If the banner’s width is above or below 1000 px, the image will extend beyond the page boundaries, or will show empty space, accordingly.
When this content is added to the Newsletter Details box, remember to click on the Active box, and then Save. This content will now automatically be used on each issue of the newsletter that you create. However, each issue is editable until it is published.
Create Newsletter Content
The value of any newsletter is determined by the quality of its content, and the readability of its format. With SinglePoint, we make it simple to create attractive, easy-to-read newsletters.
You can add Expert Search Headlines direct from your portal, as well as text and images, to your newsletter. The Content field is populated with a table, which provides areas for you to add content.
Please Note: each section of the content table can be enlarged or reduced in size, or even deleted if you prefer a blank canvas. It is included only for your convenience.
Before Publishing Newsletter
Before publishing your newsletter, it is recommended that you follow these steps:
Once you click the Publish button, the Publish this Newsletter Issue box will open.
From here, you can choose to send out your newsletter immediately, or you can use the calendar box to schedule a later date and time for publication.