Ideas for Arc XP

Add Ability to Add Custom HTML to Composer Templates

Hi there,

When creating an Arc Composer template, I would like an ability to add custom raw HTML to the template.

Currently, you're able to do basic rich text, in which text can be stylized and linkable. However, adding HTML doesn't seem to be an option currently.

One use case is adding an embedded traffic map to the bottom of a traffic template, rather than needing the user to always embed this code whenever a new story is created. Or maybe you have an ongoing web series and would like to paste in a linkable image.

I realize Arc Composer has a Clipboard ability, and maybe that could be one option to solve this, in which you could have some sort of HTML code ready to go in the Clipboard automatically if you use the specific template type, if that makes sense. If you see this as its own Arc Idea, please let me know and I can file it separately.


  • Troy Blevins
  • Feb 13 2020
  • Future consideration
Categories Editor, New Functionality
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  • Britton Peele commented
    26 Jan, 2021 08:20pm

    Just gonna throw my hat in and say that I was surprised to see this wasn't already a feature. It would definitely be used by my newsroom.