Unable to center text when editing emails in Online Express

When creating emails through Email marketing in Online Express, users may notice that they are unable to center text.  When they highlight the text and click the Center option, the text centers, but when they click OK in the window, the text reverts back to left justification.
UPDATE: This has been resolved with the 12/13/2016 release of Online Express.  If you are still experiencing this behavior, manually recreate the impacted email.

In the meantime: 
Use specific columns (sections) for elements, like titles or headlines, that need to be centered:
  1. In the Email editor, click on the Layout tab.
  2. Select 1 column to drag and drop where the centered element needs to be, such as above the article with a title that needs centering.
  3. Click on the Content tab. Find the content item that has the text to be centered.
  4. Click on the Duplicate button in the upper right.
  5. Click on the + button in the upper left and drag to column inserted in step 2.
  6. On each element, click on Click to edit and delete the unneeded text. Click Apply.
  7. Then click on the Style tab. Click on the title column inserted in step 1. A green bordered box with Selected will appear in the upper right of this element.
  8. On the left, click on Selected column style. For Horizontal, select center. Optionally, adjust Padding and Vertical.
  9. Optionally, click on Columns in the email and use the Selected column style settings to adjust spacing and alignment as needed.

Steps to Duplicate

  1. Log into RE
  2. Click the Online Express icon
  3. Click Email marketing
  4. Click New email
  5. Select your desired layout
  6. Drag the Text option and drag it to the content window
  7. In the window that appears, type any desired text
  8. Highlight your text
  9. Click the Center icon
  10. The text centers
  11. Click OK
  12. The text reverts to left justification
  13. Click Edit on the text box
  14. Notice that the text does not appear centered in the text box, either

Environment

 Blackbaud Online Express

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