In the past, the only way for you to edit blocks of Dynamic Content was to make changes directly to the Dynamic Code. As of the Spring 2010 Release, this no longer the case. We have made it easy for you to add Dynamic Content to an HTML message, and then easily go back and make edits to that Dynamic Content using the WYSIWYG Editor.

Adding Re-editable Dynamic Content Blocks

In order to edit blocks of Dynamic Content using the Dynamic Content Editor, you need to chose Insert Re-Editable Dynamic Content when adding Dynamic Content to the HTML version of a message. 

Once you do this, an image will be added to your message that acts as a visual representation of a Dynamic Content Block .

To add Dynamic Content using the WYSIWYG Editor, click on the WYSIWYG Editor toolbar. Note that you cannot edit Dynamic Content Blocks using the the Dynamic Content Editor in the Text version of a message.

Editing Dynamic Content Blocks Using The Dynamic Content Editor

Once you have added a re-editable block of Dynamic Content in your message, you can easily go back and edit it.

To edit a Dynamic Content Block:

  1. Click on the edit Dynamic Content Block image. The image will be highlighted and the Insert Dynamic Content button on the WYSIWYG editor will also be highlighted.
  2. Click the Insert Dynamic Content button on the WYSIWYG editor.
  3. The Dynamic Content Editor will appear. Make any changes you wish to make.
  4. Click either Insert Raw Dynamic Code or Insert Re-Editable Dynamic Content. Each option is described below:
    • Insert Raw Dynamic Code - Choosing Insert Raw Dynamic Code will add a Dynamic Content Block to your message that contains raw Dynamic Code. If you want to make changes to this Dynamic Content Block, you will have to edit the Dynamic Code directly.
    • Insert Re-Editable Dynamic Content (HTML Version Only) - Choosing Insert Re-Editable Dynamic Content will add an image to your message that acts as a visual representation of a Dynamic Content Block. If you click on this image and then click the Insert Dynamic Content button on the WYSIWYG editor, the Dynamic Content Editor will open up and you will be able to make changes to the Dynamic Content Block using the Dynamic Content Editor. The image will be replaced with the appropriate content when the message is actually sent, or when you choose to dynamically preview the message.

That's all there is to it. Now you have a an easy way to edit blocks of Dynamic Content, without having to deal with Dynamic Code. Feel free to add any comments or questions in the comments section below.

John Gunther
Technical Writer/eLearning Specialist