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Create a Banner That Fits the CivicSend Template

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Overview

This article will show you how to create a banner that fits the template.

Instructions

  1. Navigate to Modules > Content > CivicSend
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  2. In the default New Message screen, enter a brief, descriptive Subject headingCivicSend_Subject.png
  3. Select your desired Channel(s)
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    • Email: Message will send via email
    • SMS/Text: Message will send via text/SMS
    • Facebook: Message will post to your Facebook page
      • Note: A pop-up window will appear and prompt you to sign in. You will not select your specific Facebook page information until later.
        CivicSend_SignInFacebook.png
    • Twitter: Message will post to your Twitter feed
      • Note: A pop-up window will appear and prompt you to sign in. You will not select your specific Twitter account information until later.
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  4. Ensure you indicate the Message Type as a Template
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  5. Click Continue at the bottom of the page
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  6. Select Flexible Template with Banner
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  7. Note the dimensions needed for the banner
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  8. Open your preferred Photo Editing Application (Photoshop, BeFunky.com, Microsoft Paint, etc.)
    • Note: For this example we will use Microsoft's Paint Application.
  9. Choose the Resize button
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  10. A Resize and Skew options box will open; ensure to change the items in the following order
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    1. Resize By: Select Pixels
    2. Maintain aspect ratio: Uncheck
    3. Horizontal: Set to 580
    4. Vertical: Set to 525
  11. Paste in your logo or any other graphic ensuring that they are all resized to fit within that canvas area you just set up
  12. Select Save As: JPEG picture to a location where you can easily find it when uploading in CivicSend
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  13. Navigate back to the template in CivicSend, double-click on the banner and upload the image you created
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  14. Fill in the information of Image Options
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    • Alternate Text: Add an alternate text for ADA compliance
    • Caption: Add a caption; this is optional
    • Link: Add a link for the image; this is optional
    • Open in new window: This will open the link in a new window; this is optional
  15. Select Save
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  16. Finish the message



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