Adding graphics to a newsletter enhances its eye appeal.
Whether you are creating an email newsletter for a business, a club or a social group, your goal is to share vital information with your readership. One way to increase the likelihood the information will reach its target is by remembering the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Including well-chosen and well-placed art and photographs will give the document visual appeal. It will draw your readers’ eyes to the words.
1. Select images that illustrate or complement the email newsletter’s text. Use photographs that you have taken or original digital art or choose image files that are license-free (see Resources).
2. Open the file manager at your web host’s site. Upload the images to the site.
3. Open the HTML editor at your web host’s site. Open your newsletter template. Type or paste the text that will appear in this edition. Adjust the columns so that they align vertically.
4. Choose one image for each section of the newsletter. If the section is long, you can include two images.
5. To add the first image, type the following code:
Replace the text string “Newsletterpic1.jpg” with the actual name of the image file. Do not forget to include the file extension–the three letters that follow the period in the file’s name.
6. Repeat Step 5 for each image file you wish to add to the newsletter.
7. Scroll up to the point in your HTML file under the “” tag but before the “” tag. Type in the following code:
Change the values of “0,” which represents pixels, to 200.
8. Save your file, then test the page in a web browser. Examine the placement of the first graphic you entered with respect to the text it is meant to illustrate. If the image is too far to the right, decrease the value of “left.” If it is not far enough to the right, increase that value. Do the same with the “top” parameter.
9. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 for each graphic.