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The site is great, but better printing options are needed across the board. For example, our organization would like to archive our newsletters. We also like to print out several copies for distribution to those not on our email list, as a form of advertising, etc. Even saving it as a PDF does not work, as pages are cut off at awkward places. Also, the recipient reports have no easy way for exporting (Excel, etc.) or even printing. I would like to print these for our board meetings to show how well or how poorly we are doing, but these reports are a mess when printed, and I have been too embarrassed to bring them to our board meetings. So, please consider making printing / exporting of both emails and the reports more functional. Thank you!
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Moderator
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Regular Visitor

Yes!  I have many clients who don't have email!  I would like to give them a printed copy.

All Star

I agree! I would love to save these emails as attractive PDFs. As it stands, I can't even show an accurate preview to coworkers or my boss, as the print outs don't include background images/colors, and there's no way to choose where your page breaks for printing. 

Regular Visitor

Yes.  Make this happen!  I also like to post my newsletters to Facebook, but have to cut and paste 6 pages together.  When are you going to get this done?

Moderator

Thank you for the feedback @JACQUIK8,

 

Are you posting your newsletter to Facebook as an image?  Just wondering exactly what you're trying to do.  Right not we have a social share feature which might be helpful for you:  https://knowledgebase.constantcontact.com/articles/KnowledgeBase/7518-Create-Posts-Through-Social-Sh...

All Star

I agree with all these needs.   Would be great if this was available for printing copies for people who need hard copies.

All Star

Please!  I am just taking over the old style newsletter by putting it on wonder Constant Contact, and I want to show my boss the new design.  When I print it, there are no page breaks and the people who don't get an electronic version are usually not easy to please (older congregation members at our church who like an easy format).  I am copying and pasting into a Word document so there aren't columns split between pages.  This is a very important need we could use put into place soon!  Thank you.

Solution Provider

I, too, have had issues with printing a campaign.  We have some congregants who do not use email and so we send them a printed copy of our monthly newsletter.  The second generation format was much easier to print from than the third generation.  Sometimes it takes as many as 10 iterations to find acceptable pagination and spacing for the print edition. This is very time consuming.

Occasional Organizer

Yes, many older generations like to see a printed draft, in addition to a digital version so it would be nice to have a good way to show a print version to them

Member

Agreed.  I'd like to keep and/or print also.

Frequent Visitor

All kinds of AMEN to this.

 

My senior VP wants hard copies of all emails I sent and they are a HOT MESS to pull together to make presentable.  

TY! 

Member

Same here! I have 4 board members (out of 31) who want a hard copy. Constant Contact used to allow this, I don't understand why it's not possible now. 

Member

Yes, please allow printing of campaigns. I have 4 board members who (amazingly) don't have email addresses and want a print copy.

Member

I would love a good printing option! 

Frequent Visitor

Yes! Totally agree-please allow for more print options. I like to use the emails and events as posters to share with local businesses to post but often find printing an issue. Printing in legal and a4 would be helpful too.

Occasional Organizer

Everyone,

I've discovered a partial workaround for this. If you schedule an email to go out, a PDF will be generated which can then be downloaded or printed. Then you would just need to unschedule the email. 

Member

I have an option that is not optimal but it worked for me. I downloaded my newsletter as a pdf, then went to one of those free converter apps, and converted it from a pdf to Word. It wasn't perfect, I still had to work with it but eventually I got pages that were the right size and formatted correctly, and I printed them. A note: before I signed up for CC, I asked if I could print my newsletter, knowing I would need print copies for a few board members, and they said, "Oh yes!" What they didn't say is that it would come out as a pdf so you couldn't change anything and the pages were always off. Live and learn!

CTCT Employee
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Occasional Visitor

I need the ability to print off our newsletters to post on our bulletin board.  When will this be available? 

Occasional Contributor

Agree with the all comments about the need for a simple process for printing.

 

A question to the moderator/CC person .... Is there a template which limits the size to only one page i.e. I cannot put multiple images or text blocks that will exceed a standard 8 1'2" x 11" page or a8 1/2'x14"  or 11"x17" for those who have that capability.... or has a break feature which would make my email continue to another pull page, much like the page format/layout in a word processor.  If there was then making a pdf would be easy.

 

For others who want the WYSIWYG here is a trick i have used.  It's a kluge but ... you do what you have to.... Pull up the email in a preview or from the link when you send it out and then use a screen grab/snipping tool to grab the image.  Or a part of the image which will fit onto a page.

Use that image in any of the conventional office programs to create a page and then print - It's imperfect but you can get something to share with others.  If you have printers with multiple page size capability then maybe the 81/2"x14" or the 17x11 format will work perfectly.