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Publish locally

When you're happy with your ad or HTML page, you can publish it to your computer by clicking the publish button at the top of the tool, and then selecting Publish locally from the pop-up menu.  When publishing, Google Web Designer adds the appropriate enabler code for AdWords and DoubleClick ads, and lets you choose from a set of options appropriate for the ad type.

Publish locally

In the publish dialog:

  1. Set the name for the zip file or folder for the document and supporting files. By default Google Web Designer uses the same name you specified for the HTML file when you created the file.
  2. Choose the location where you want to save the file.  Either enter the path to the location where you want to save the file, or click the folder icon to navigate to an appropriate location.
  3. Choose from the following file choices:
    • Flatten files - brings all files into a single folder (selected automatically for ads).
    • Create zip - compresses files into a zip file for downloading.
    • Inline local files - places all the JavaScript and CSS within the HTML. 
    • Minify - compresses HTML markup.
    • Polite loading - loads only the initial load until the hosting page finishes loading. Then any additional assets are loaded. 
    • Groups Unpacking - unpacks groups so they don’t have to be unpacked during runtime when the creative is loaded.
    • Add border - lets you choose to use a border and to pick a border color for the ad.
  4. Choose which CSS prefixes you want to include in the file. By default all are selected to provide the widest range of browser compatibility.
  5. Click Publish.

After you've created your ad, you can upload the zip file to DoubleClick studio, or AdWords.

Publishing to AdWords

HTML5 ads for AdWords created in Google Web Designer are limited to using only the following components:

  • Tap Area
  • iFrame
  • Swipeable Gallery
  • Carousel Gallery
  • 360° Gallery
  • Gallery Navigation
  • Image Button
  • Spritesheet

Other AdWords limitations for HTML ads can be found at the AdWords Policy page.

When publishing an ad with responsive layout that you plan to use in several different AdWords size ad slots, you need to publish the ad once for each size you want to use in AdWords.

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