Looks like I can recreate this problem, pretty easily, but just copying the tag I want to use, (in your case: <!-- tmpl_var subscriber.first_name --> ), from the listing in the, "Subscriber Fields" tab and pasting it into the WYSIWYG editor.
That's because the tag listed in that tab is already formatted, with <code></code> tags, which the editor will happily copy, along with the text. Ugh.
A lame workaround, if you're using CKeditor, is to use the, "Paste as PlainText" button, which is located on the third row, fourth button to the left - it goes:
[Cut] | [Copy] | [Paste] | [Paste as PlainText]
To make things easier, I can at least change the stylings, in the template tags listed in the, Subscriber Fields tab. It would be nice to have these tags simply available in the text editor - and the ability to do just that, is supported in the various editors,
Justin J: Lead Dadaist.
On Apr 1, 2013, at 1:59 PM, Mary Ann Kelley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm wanting to send mailings using the <!-- tmpl_var subscriber.first_name --> template, but I'm finding that the name variable comes through in the email wrapped in <code></code> tags that make it a different font. Hopefully you can see the example below - I'm using arial but it's coming through with a different font. It makes the name stand out as clearly an item fed from a merged file, which doesn't make the email seem very personal. Is there a way I can change that?
> Warm regards,
> Mary Ann
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>> Bla bla bla... Let me know if you'd like me to send you more details. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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