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Set margins and page breaks for PDFs

I would like to be able to adjust the margins before downloading my ecampaign as a pdf.


We still cannot print a copy of a campaign in PDF format that looks decent. Why hasn't this feature been improved?


I am also struggling with printing copies of the newsletter. Help! My pastor is old fashion and wants to shift to using publisher, and I want to continue to use Constant Contact. But I need to print a quality document to mail to the members of the congregation who don't have emails.


I would like to see a "page break" icon along with the spacer or divider icons in the building section.  It would work similar in that you drag it into the letter  but when viewed by a recipient on a computer or mobile device, they would see nothing different  but if they printed the newsletter, the pages would print starting a new page each time it came to the previously inserted page break.  We like to think our newsletters are informative to our customers and that they often may want to print them and it would be nice if the page breaks were not so "random" based on the amount of text on a page.  Obviously you could not force more text and photos on a page than would fit but it would allow me to create a letter that, when printed, would keep paragraphs together and would be easier to read when printed.  Somewhat like a book that starts a new chapter on the next page and not in the middle of one.  I think it would just look cleaner.  Obviously if the document is never printed by an end reader, they would not even be aware that the page breaks exist but to someone that prints it, I think it would be much more enjoyable to them.


Thanks for your consideration of this idea.

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It would be nice to see while creating an email campaign how will the pages divide (beginning and end of page) when the email is printed. We have aging membership so we need to print a few hard copies every time and the printing has been horrible. Pictures cut in half, the background margins are huge and the text tiny etc... Thank you for considering!

Thank you for suggesting this!  We are going to have to start printing some of our e-mail campaigns and this feature would be very helpful!

I need to keep an archive PDF of my newsletters for customers who miss the email. The print feature really makes terrible pagination decisions--not allowing for margins, not keeping headlines with articles, allowing odd orphan lines. This really should be better. Please look into improving the print/save feature.
Could you please give the option to download the entire document as a pdf instead of separate pages? Also, I am wondering if you could offer the option to outline the entire newsletter, as a design feature. Right now I cannot put a nice outline around the entire newsletter as a way to pull it together and make it look cohesive. Thanks for your consideration.
July 17, 2021 We want to print our newsletter for marketing purposes and noticed that there are lines that divides the articles. We are asking you to correct this problem on newsletters and other campaigns. With your campaign templates, it should be design to move to the next page or let the creator of the document to know where to to and start. We have been a faithful customer with you since 2008 and have created many newsletters and other documents. Those campaigns needs to be corrected as well. We would appreciate you correct these concerns as soon as possible as we are about to create another newsletter the first week in August. Please let us know via email at gwwenet@gwwn.org. You may contact my personal cell 240-461-7990 (Mary Greene). I spoke with two of your representatives today and understand that a request is being submitted. Thanks for your promptness with our request. Mary Greene

Hi Constant Contact Help Center and Community,

I know this question has been asked several times over the course of several years, but I have yet to see it be resolved with a solution or fix. I am hopeful that you have a fantastic tech team that is working on this task.


I am in a position to design campaigns that will be emailed out to members but I also need to print off  downloaded PDFs. The problem is that when the PDF is downloaded, there are no clean page breaks. An article, paragraph, or list can be chopped at the bottom of one page and continue on the next. For many in your community, a more professional look is wanted with a topic or story being started and finished on a single page. 


The only way I can achieve a clean printed copy, with each topic finishing on the page in which it begins, is to make a copy of a campaign, edit the content - changing text size, adding/deleting images, or moving about topics, etc., all so they fit on one page. Most of my campaigns are around six pages long. This process can take up to 10 copy and edits per campaign - a very tedious and time consuming process. 


If there were a way to visualize where the page breaks would fall during the creation of the campaign, you would make this Constant Contact consumer, and a lot others, very happy. 


Again, I am hoping you are tackling this process. 


Thank you very much, 

Monika Christensen

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