What is the Text content block and how do I use it?

Focus:  The focus of this self-help article is to provide steps and information to about the PandaDoc Document Builder content block “Text”

What is the Text Block?: The Text block is used to add text and images to your document/template. The Text block also has multiple layout options that include “text only”, “Image left”, “Image right”. Text blocks can be added when you are creating documents or templates.

Step 1: Create a document/template. Click on “New Document/New Template” on the upper right and then click on “Create a Doc”/”Create a template”.

Step 2: Adding the content block. Over on the right, click and drag the Text block over in the middle pane.

To add other blocks, simple drag and drop them.

Step 3: Text Content Block Layout Options. The Text block has three layout options, including “Text Only”, “IMG Left” and “IMG Right”. Be sure to play around with those options.

Editor - Text Block - Block Options

Step 4: Adding text and other content.  Once you have added the block and select the layout, now you can add content and modify the text. You will see options for Bold, Italics, Hyper linking, Number points and bullet points. There is also an option to add a “Free-floating” image.

Step 5: Advanced CSS: With this option The CSS Classes option can be found by clicking into a block and then clicking Advanced on the block settings panel. So, if we add the CSS Class of “user-customclass” below, it allows you to target a specific element on the page with that class in our CSS editor.
Please Note: This is advanced stuff and assumes you have some knowledge of HTML and CSS. Proceed with caution. You can add multiple CSS classes separated by a space.

(show text block standard with text)
Hello, World

When class is added and CSS is updated with class:
.user-customclass {color: red;}

(show text block standard with red text)
Hello, World

Step 6: Adding Fields You can also add PandaDoc fields if you have content that you wish to fill out by your recipients of the document.  Please note: Fields can only be added inside of the block.  In this example, we will be adding a Signature field. If you do add a field, be sure to “assign” it.

Step 7:  Adding other content.  Once you have the header content added, be sure to look at the other Content blocks for the PandaDoc Editor.

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