Mar 30, 2021, 1:10:47 AM3/30/21
to AnyMerge Mail, PEI Trail Riders, Stanislav Tvarůžek, Asociación APTAEEX Extremadura
that question would be more suitable for Gmail support why Gmail does not allow editing HTML emails out of the box or why you cannot insert a table in a Gmail message... When you go to Add-on settings -> Templates there are few other predefined templates - ID cards, Event Tickets. That templates use a simple HTML table, QR codes, and text. No surrounding images.
The main reason why the gym club template uses an HTML table is to hold the surrounding images in the correct position, so there is exactly 200x200px place in the middle for a QR code.
You don't have to use an HTML table at all, just place merge fields in a draft. But then you cannot have two merge fields next to each other only one below another one.
Tables are great when you want to position elements horizontally or vertically next to each other.
One trick how to create an HTML table is:
1) Go to Google Spreadsheets and create the desired layout (you can merge cells etc)
2) Select a range (the layout you created)
3) Paste it in Gmail draft.
It should create an HTML table and then put there the merge fields.