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Updated: September 2017
With our new editor you have the option to turn your PDF to an email with just a few steps.
When you create an Email campaign from an imported PDF:
Once the template is created, you have full control to add more text content and further customize your branding. Keep in mind that sending an image-only email increases the likelihood you'll end up in the spam folder; make sure your Email campaign has a good image-to-text ratio by using headlines and adding text elements from the Build tab.
1. From the Home or Campaigns tab, click Create.
2. Click Email
3. In the top right corner Click "Import PDF to email".
Add a brief description for your PDF. (Optional) Change the name of your PDF.
If you do not have our new editor and are still using 2GE we have options for you as well.
While you cannot insert the PDF file directly into your email, the Library allows you to upload PDF documents that you can link to from within your emails.
To link to a PDF while editing an email in 2GE:
Another option would be to convert the pdf to an image file and insert it as the converted image. This option is viable with both editors.
When uploading a PDF into the Library you have an option to also create a PNG image of the first page of that PDF. The image can then be inserted into your email campaign.
4. Once you put the file in place your cursor over the PDF's thumbnail and click Create an Image.
5. Click Confirm to create the image. The image file is automatically added to the Library and won't be seen on the Upload To Library overlay.
6. Click Upload Files to finish uploading your PDF to the Library.
You can now use that PNG as an image in your email campaigns.
Thank you for your question. I see that you have sent your email since you posted in the Community.I sent a test to myself to my work email (Outlook), Yahoo, and Gmail accounts and all 3 were received. If you are still not receiving your test emails, please let us know.
Now for the inserting of a PDF link. There is a way to do it but it has a few more steps than the none mobile-responsive templates you're using. You can vote/post about wanting this feature here.
To insert a pdf link in your newsletter, please follow these steps:
If you have any questions let us know!
This is the first time that I have attached a document to a message, but it's not working for me. It's showing up in my documents queue, but when I preview the message- it's not clickable. I don't know how to (or if I can) share the email before I am done editing it. Please help, I need to get this out this morning!
I tried calling you but was unable to get through. Are you following these steps to add a document to your email?
To link to a PDF while editing an email:
I hope this helps,
To link to a PDF while editing an email:
I am also having a problem with this. I save my document as a PDF and follow the steps that you have outlined. However, after it's been inserted to my email and I try to test it, the document will not open; all I get is a grey screen as if there is nothing there. I go back to the original PDF, saved on my computer, and it's there and looks just fine. I am sure that there must be something that I am doing wrong or missing, but can't figure out what.
Hi BostonP and GraceE24,
I'd be happy to help. Please let us know if we have permission to access your account to help you. Or you can call 1-866-289-2101 for immediate assistance.
Thanks for getting back to us. I went in your account and created a copy of the last email. It's called "Constant Contact PDF link". In this email I included a PDF link for myself to test out. I was able to open the file without seeing a grey screen. Does this happen when you click the link from the Constant Contact screen as well as when you send a version of the email to yourself? Is it possible to send the email to someone else to test out?
If others are able to open the file, it could be indicating that you need to update Adobe or the program you open PDF files in.
Please let me know if you are still having trouble!
I would be happy to assist you in inserting a PDF into your email. There are two ways to accomplish this, first you can link to a PDF within the email. Linking to a PDF is the best option this gives your users the ability to download and save the file.
The second option is to take a screenshot of the PDF file and insert it directly into the body of the email as an image. Making your PDF files into an image has downsides, usually, this creates an email that is very HTML heavy and can affect deliverability.
I uploaded a PDF to my library and want to link it to my Welcome email.
In the past I was able to obtain a Constant Contact PDF link to insert in the email. I can't seem to do this now. Instead, I linked to the URL for my PDF. The problem is that the Constant Contact PDF link would open the PDF when clicked. My own URL downloads the file and the client has to go into their files to open it up.
Where do I find the Constant Contact PDF link?
Here is a video that I created with instructions on how to find the URL for your PDF that you can insert into your Welcome Email:
Excuse the fact that it's my Wedding Thank You Card! It's all I really had as a PDF.
Any questions, let me know!
Thanks for contacting Constant Contact Community Support. My name is Juan, and I am more than happy to assist you today.
Excellent question! Your next step is to create document links. I have found an article that explains how to insert document links to your newsletters. Check it out:
Here are some other helpful links:
The quick way is too scan it as a JPG and scale it to fit the 600 px footprint of the email templates.
The correct way would be to convert it using either HTML or the CTCT editor environment.
Constant Contact Solution Provider and SMS Marketing Specialist