Working with paragraph and list content blocks

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35 comments

  • Kyle Snay
    Kyle Snay

    Our users are running into similar issues and find it a little confusing or more tedious. With the previous Text block you could format text with different sizes, create lists, etc. all within one block. Now if you want to create a list you have to end your paragraph block, insert the list block, and then reinsert a new paragraph block if you want to add more paragraph/text after it. You're also unable to change the font size in a paragraph for specific words withing a paragraph since it applies the change to all of them.

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  • rick
    rick

    Am I missing something here? By using the paragraph block, it appears that ALL its text must be the same size, color and font. There no longer seems to be any text block which allows for mixed format text. If so, this is a huge loss, a giant step backward.

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  • Kyle Snay
    Kyle Snay

    Perhaps I'm missing something but how do you edit the text size of a single word within the new Paragraph block without it changing the remaining words to the same size? This is something we were able to do with the Text content block.

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  • Willow Elliott
    Willow Elliott

    Hi again! We added the justify option to these content blocks today. :) 

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  • MindBridge Marketing
    MindBridge Marketing

    Pro Tip to anyone missing the old text options. If you have an old email, copy that into a template and duplicate a box that has the old text options. You can continue to duplicate, and they all contain the old options. 

    Devs... please leave this as is. The new options are less efficient.

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  • Kathryn Pauli
    Kathryn Pauli

    I also agree! I so miss the old formatting options, including the justify options. And I don't like that I have to create a new row in order to add a list - it's extra steps that aren't necessary. PLEASE bring the old text option back!!!

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  • Eric Laaper
    Eric Laaper

    I use the same method. Copy and paste the text element.  I am using the templates in a Laravel application. The paragraph is not workable, while the text attribute works fine. My vote is bring the text attribute back.

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  • Kyle Snay
    Kyle Snay

    Received some minor feedback regarding the font settings in the paragraph and list content blocks. In the general settings tab you can choose a Default font. Within the paragraph and list blocks the Font family is listed as Global font. Some of our users thought this was a little confusing and suggested to instead display the font name used from the settings tab or replace Global font with Default font.

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  • Samantha Chin
    Samantha Chin

    I am running into the issue where I lose the indent formatting in the bulleted list. If you have long texts on the bulleted list, the indent looks fine on the editing page, but if you click preview or export the html, the bulleted list indent formatting disappears. It's merely just a damn circle in front of each text line.

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  • Gustavo Ugarte
    Gustavo Ugarte

    This is nice and all but you eliminated the JUSTIFY Text alignment. Which was part of the previous text block.

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  • Cadence Smith
    Cadence Smith

    I cant even put content blocks anywhere to make my own template! Help!

     

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  • Cadence Smith
    Cadence Smith

    Thank you for solving my problem! I am using my ipad. I dont have a computer. I guess I’ll just log out and cancel my subscription :( i really liked bee pro :( thanks again.

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  • Willow Elliott
    Willow Elliott

    Hi Cadence, if you're still having trouble with this, could you open a community post and provide further information? 

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  • Gustavo Ugarte
    Gustavo Ugarte

    I love the convenience of the LIST block, but it doesn't work when viewed from DESKTOP OUTLOOK APP it's fine on the mobile app and online. I have to modify the code in a separate text editor to get it to work for OUTLOOK DESKTOP. Any way to look into this so I or anyone else doesn't have to do the same? I'm sure I'm not the only one. 

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  • Roisin  Grieco
    Roisin Grieco

    Hello Anna! We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.

    We are aware of this List block bug and our developers have been working on a fix for it that will soon be released.

     

     

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  • Kyle Snay
    Kyle Snay

    Working with separate paragraph vs. list content blocks is one of the most frustrating and counterintuitive aspects of designing in BEE. Nested lists often produce unpredictable results.

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  • Rachael Eidsmoe
    Rachael Eidsmoe

    Hey Kyle! This discussion section is moderated, I'm not sure why they were not going through but I checked with my team and all posts from yesterday were approved. I apologize, I'm not sure why they were not going through. Please feel free to try and post again and if you continue to have issues please open a ticket and let us know! 

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  • Marianne Møller Madsen
    Marianne Møller Madsen

    Hi Samantha! Thanks for pointing out the issue with the indent formatting when the text content extends beyond a single line of text. I've shared this with our dev team, who are currently investigating. 

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  • Roisin  Grieco
    Roisin Grieco

    Hello Gustavo,

    We are aware of this issue tied to Outlook App and are working on a release that should help.

    I have posted a ticket for you as we would like to troubleshoot the issue you are having and gather more information.

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  • Melania
    Melania

    Hello! Thanks for your comment. I'm going to forward your feedback to our Product Team.

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  • Kyle Snay
    Kyle Snay

    Is this discussion section moderated? I attempted to post yesterday and my comment didn't appear. Tried again a few hours later and still nothing.

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  • Info My Race
    Info My Race

    was searching here and there for justify text alignment. Just got to know that it has been removed and I am disappointed.. Why did you remove it? Bring it back pls

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  • Anna Ro
    Anna Ro

    Hello, team!

    I'm making a letter with the List, and it looks somewhat like this https://i.imgur.com/UiWvsQs.png

    But in the preview there are no difference in the levels of the list, it just all goes right https://i.imgur.com/aq4avpd.png

    The same thing happens when I send a litter - all the lines go to the right of the page, no matter what I do.

    That happens only in the List block, while using simple Text block and list formatting within it, everything's fine

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  • Kyle Snay
    Kyle Snay

    Pro Tip to anyone missing the old text options. If you have an old email, copy that into a template and duplicate a box that has the old text options. You can continue to duplicate, and they all contain the old options. 

    We have several users that have been copying their same template that existed before the change to separate paragraph and list blocks. However it gets confusing when we onboard new users into new workspaces that have the updated features.

    According to BEE, the new blocks were added:

    • To create a better user experience by providing enhanced text formatting options
    • To improve the rendering of text content pasted from an external tool or word processor.

    With respect to separating paragraph from list content, our users' experience isn't better. It takes longer to create/format content compared to the previous method and it's not intuitive because users expect to find the list option within the paragraph block (similar to every other editor). Also, some formatting options in the paragraph content now apply to the entire paragraph and not individual words.

    We always advise our users to never copy/paste directly from an external tool such as Microsoft Word, Outlook. etc. Microsoft content contains a lot of proprietary formatting tags that result in formatting/layout issues once our emails are sent through our CRM/marketing tools. Instead, our users are trained to strip out the formatting by "pasting as plain text" and then format their content natively within BEE.

    We've found the previous set-up where you could incorporate lists directly into a text block much more user-friendly and intuitive. Hoping BEE goes back to this.

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  • Gustavo Ugarte
    Gustavo Ugarte

    Yes, thank you so much. Appreciate it.

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  • Roisin  Grieco
    Roisin Grieco

    Hello Kyle. We understand the frustration this can cause and we are sorry. We will make sure to pass feedback on this to our product team.

    As per the nested lists, there is a bug we are aware of which our developers are actively working on to find a fix to release.

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  • Aris Gatoudis (FE Developer
    Aris Gatoudis (FE Developer

    Hi,

    1. Can you add numerical values (100 to 900) on the font-weight dropdown select? Many times the design has different font-weight than normal (400) and bold (700) and we can't set this from the beefree email editor.

    2. The font weights that we configure on the account settings > styles, are not propagated on the html export of the email. So we have to manually replace the HTML code. For example we change:

    <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Poppins&amp;display=swap" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

    to

    <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Poppins:wght@400;600;700&display=swap" rel="stylesheet">

    It would be great if the html export respects the "Font CSS URL" from  the custom fonts settings.

    Thank you, Aris.

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  • Kyle Snay
    Kyle Snay

     

    Not just me, our users have similar feedback. It's time consuming to insert separate paragraph and list elements, format them, and try to get the spacing right. Other editors are similar to the previous version in BEE where you could add paragraph text and lists within on element. One of the reasons that were given for making this change was "To create a better user experience by providing enhanced text formatting options" but I'm not seeing it. A colleague of mine spent a couple hours in Dreamweaver last week reordering the DIV tags in BEE because his lists weren't rendering properly, especially when you nest.

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  • Roisin  Grieco
    Roisin Grieco

    Hello Kyle, I'm sorry you had a bad experience with our feature. Thank you for your feedback, it is important to us and I will pass it on to our product team.

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  • Humberto Inclan
    Humberto Inclan

    I agree. You should leave the option to justify or be able to continue using the previous text widget, which had more options in the editor.

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