This post is adapted from an answer I posted to this question on Reddit.
User adwordshalp was attempting to use the Ad Preview tool to take a screenshot of an ad mockup for a client proposal, but was running into some errors.
“All I want to do is see the image of what an ad would look like.”
I like to use Chrome Developer Tools as a quick way to create ad previews, or see how ad copy will look within the context of the search results, without having to create an ad in AdWords and use the ad preview tool or mess around in Photoshop
Here’s the process I use to create quick ad previews in Google Chrome (other browsers have similar developer tools):
Repeat the process for all ad elements you want to edit – description lines, sitelinks, callouts, reviews, ratings.