How to create and use snippets

In Shared Email Templates for Outlook

This feature is inspired by our customers' requests and feedback. In short, snippets are templates for templates. You can create a number of snippets and then construct your templates or email messages by using them in different combinations and order.

Note. Please note, snippets are a per-user feature, you can't share them in a team.

Video: Use snippets in emails and templates

How to create snippets

Snippets are based on templates, so, you can create a snippet from an existing template or a new one.

Create snippets from a new template

To create a new template, select the folder you want to save you template to and click the New button:
Create new template.

Enter the name of your template, text, and click the Edit Snippet icon:
Edit Snippet.

Type in a name for your snippet and click Save:
Name your snippet.

You'll see the name of your snippet in blue:
Named snippet.

Click the Save button to save your template.

Create snippets from an existing template

Also, you can take an existing template and create a snippet of it. In the template tree, stand on the template of interest and right in the preview pane click on the Edit Snippet icon:
Edit Snippet.

Type in a name for your snippet and click Save:
Name your snippet.

You'll see the name of your snippet in blue:
Named snippet.

How to use snippets

You can create a number of snippets and insert them right into your message body in Outlook. Also, you can use snippets to design ready-made reply templates.

Use snippets in email messages

The first way is to use snippets in your email messages. For this, type in the snippets' names directly into the message body in the order you want them to appear in your letter. To turn the snippets' names into text, click the Handle Snippets button in the bottom right corner of the add-in pane:

The Handle Snippets button.

Voila, snippets are processed and your message is ready:
Snippets are processed.

Use snippets in templates

Also, you can use snippets as building blocks to construct email templates.

Create a new template and enter the names of your snippets in the order you want them to appear in the text field:

Snippets in your template.

Save your template.

When you paste this template into your message, text of the snippets will appear:
Snippets in your reply message.

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