Using custom fonts in BEE Pro

Available in all BEE Pro paid plans.

Why use a custom font

There are times when you may need to use a font that is not available among the fonts provided in your BEE Pro account. For example, you may need to follow strict branding guidelines in your company, or begin working with a client that uses a specific font for their email communication. Or you may just wish to experiment with new font styles!

Please note that Outlook 2007/2010/2013/2016 is not compatible with any custom or web fonts (it will not retrieve a font from the Web): it only supports traditional web-safe fonts, and only displays other fonts if they are physically installed on the computer. Use the font stack to define which font the message should fall back to (see below).

Adding a custom font

Log into your BEE Pro account and navigate to Settings > Brand style. You can add a custom font by clicking on the corresponding button located on the top-right of the Brand fonts section.

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A form will be displayed to you.

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Form inputs:

Font name

This is the font name that will be displayed in the editor. It usually matches the font name, but you can use the name of the brand that requested the font, or whatever makes things easier for you.

CSS URL

The address of the CSS document used to embed the font files and the CSS rules that apply them.

This URL must be delivered on the https protocol, with a valid SSL certificate. Also, Policy cors must be enabled in the host to deliver the font files.

 

It's a best practice to use a dedicated CSS sheet, because if the CSS contained additional styles, those styles may be inherited by the application and cause problems in the BEE Pro user interface.

Google fonts already provide web-fonts that correctly work in the editor and most email clients. See below for more about how to easily use Google fonts with BEE pro.

Font Stack

This is the font-family stack (CSS syntax) that will be applied to the text paragraphs. 

Check that there is a correspondence with the style applied in your CSS style-sheet.

We recommend building a font stack with some fall-back choices. Remember that Gmail and other email clients will not display web-fonts, so remember to add a web-safe font or a general font family style (serif, sans-serif or monospace).

Example:

Font name: Lobster

CSS URL: https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lobster

Font Stack: 'Lobster', Georgia, Times, serif

 

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Once you Add font, the new, custom font will be added at the bottom in the Custom fonts section. To be easily identifiable, they are displayed using a dark card style.

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Edit a custom font

You can edit a custom font by clicking on the font card. The font settings form opens, and you will be able to update the CSS URL or font stack.

For technical reasons, the name cannot be edited.  if you need to update the name, we recommend to add a new font item with the correct values and then delete the existing one.

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Delete a custom font

To delete an existing Custom font move the mouse cursor over the ✔ mark. The icon will change to a 𝙓 indicating the delete action.

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A confirmation message will be displayed to minimize the chances of accidental deletion.

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Using Google fonts

Google fonts provide a rich catalog of web-fonts free of charge and ready to use. So they are a very popular choice when looking to use additional fonts, assuming that you are not restricted by specific brand constraints.

Using a Google font with BEE Pro is very simple. Just copy and paste the content provided by Google to add the font CSS URL and font stack. Don't worry about formatting: just copy and paste the values above in the form, and they will automatically be updated to fit the needed format.

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Using Adobe fonts

If you wish to use Adobe fonts inside BEE Pro, go to fonts.adobe.com (the old Typekit). On this website, you can find the font library and all the font selections.

In order to use the Adobe font you prefer, search the font you would like to use, then make sure to enable it by clicking on active.

Once you enable it, click on the [</>] icon to get the css as follows:

 Copy and past these data in the form (see above).

 

Important

If you need to add a variation of an existing font (e.g., you want to use a specific font-weight of the font Lato), it's important that you disable existing fonts with the same name or CSS rules.

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