What is the Video 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 Editor content block “Video”

What is the Video Block?: The Video block is used when you want to embed a Youtube.comVimeo.com  or Wistia.com video to your PandaDoc Documents or Templates.  Please note:  On the PDF version of your Document/Template, you will see an image of the video. This image is hyperlinked and it will take you to that video on the YouTube or Vimeo website.

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 Video block over and then you can add your text.

Step 3: Obtaining the URL for YouTube or Vimeo Videos. Shown below, you will see how you can obtain the URL. This URL needs to be copied and pasted into the Video URL settings for this block. Once you have added the URL, click the green “Save Button”.

Step 4: Advanced CSS: 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.

Video Block - Advanced - CSS settings




Video Block - YouTube Video Example


Video Block - Vimeo Video Example


Video Block - Wistia Video Example

Step 4: Review of block Once you have added the URL link and click Save, you will see the video added to the Document/Template. Below are examples of how this looks.

Examples of Layouts:

Web Layout:

Video Block - Example - Web View

PDF Layout:

Video Block - Example - PDF View

Step 4:  Adding other content.  Once you have the image content added, be sure to look at the other Content Blocks for the PandaDoc Editor.

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