How to use our graphics using the "Templates" feature in Gmail
I truly mourned
the loss of that amazing stationery and mail creator, IncrediMail. In
the absence of that, I use Gmail's template feature.
Thunderbird users: As we get used to Thunderbird's stationary plug-in, we'll post instructions and stationery for you to download.
First things first....
To select one of our graphics files and save it as a new "Template."
Create a folder just for our graphcs for use as templates. When you save our images, save them there, and they will be easy to find.
- Locate an image you
wish to use, right click and copy.
Don't forget that you can re-size, add text, and re-arrange our images in your graphics editor to personalize your message. I occasionally use an image of the outside and inside of vintage greeting cards to create my own graphic "message". Or i'll type a greeting onto the image before creating it as a template.That way, i don't have to type any message, just send the letter with the template graphic as an entire greeting. Just create any graphic greeting, and save the image as instructed as a template. The easiest thing to do is to use the collections of vintage greeting cards that already have an original greeting or message on them.
Notes: I think there is a limit of 50 templates you can save in gmail at a time. You'll eventually have to rotate saved templates after you reach the limit of saved templates.
You can set up easily accessible folders for all of your favorite graphics to create templates with, so it will be easy to find them. My folder is called "eyecandee gmail templates". I keep hundreds of my favorite graphics in that folder to use in creating templates.