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How can I upload a flyer into the body of my email - the flyer promotion is the email...Uploading a file in the library just gives me a link.
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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:

  • An image of the PDF is added to the template. The image of your PDF can be treated just like any other image and can be resized or turned into a clickable image.
  •  A button linking to your PDF is included so your contacts can easily download it.
  • The template is automatically branded with the main color used in your 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.
Create2.    Click Email
Create email3.    In the top right corner Click "Import PDF to email".

Import PDF

  1.    Choose a file to import by dragging and dropping the PDF file or browsing your computer

Add a brief description for your PDF. (Optional) Change the name of your PDF.

Click Continue.

 

  1.  Edit the content of your email and click Continue when you're ready to send it to your contacts. (Optional) Edit the text of the Download button. Be sure to preview and test your email before you send it out

Here is a link to the FAQ.

 

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:

  1. In your email draft, click the Edit icon for the block where you want to include the link.
  2. Place your cursor where you want the link to appear.
  3. Click the Document button in the Insert section on the left toolbar.
  4. On the Select Document screen that displays, click Upload a new document.
  5. On the Upload, a new document box, click the Browse button to search for your PDF file.
  6. Select your file and click Open.
  7. Click Upload. Your PDF file will appear in the Document Library.
  8. Click the button for the file you wish to add to your email.
  9. In the link text field, enter the text that will appear as the hyperlink for your document.
  10. Click Insert Document Link. The hyperlink appears in your email.

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.

  1.    Click Library.
  2.    Click the Upload To Library button and select My Computer.
  3.  From the Upload To Library overlay, you can either drag and drop your PDF or browse your computer to find the PDF you want to convert.

4.  Once you put the file in place your cursor over the PDF's thumbnail and click Create an Image.
Create a 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.

Create an image6.     Click Upload Files to finish uploading your PDF to the Library.
Upload file

  1.    Click Done.  Now both the PDF and the PNG image are saved to the Library with the same name, but you can always edit the image information and change the name.

You can now use that PNG as an image in your email campaigns.

FAQ: Create an Image From a PDF While Uploading to the Library

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Hello, I have two problems with the new mobile template (that I didn't have with my previous template): 1. I have uploaded a PDF to the Library but I can't work out how to add the link to this PDF (to be downloaded) into the new mobile template. 2. I have tried sending test emails but the test emails don't arrive in either my Inbox or in Spam. Can you help me, please? Thank you. Juliana.

Hi @JulianaP89

 

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:

 

  • Click on Library in your account

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  • Click on Documents on the left

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  • Click on the document that you wish to insert so that it opens up for you
  • In the overlay, copy the File URL

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  • Click Cancel to close the overlay

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  • Now go back to your email template you're working in
  • Click to edit the block and on the edit toolbar, choose the URL icon

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  • Paste into the box the URL you just copied & click Done

That's it!

 

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! 

 

Christina

Hi Christina,

 

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:

  1. In your email draft, click the Edit icon Edit for the block where you want to include the link.
  2. Place your cursor where you want the link to appear.
  3. Click the Document button in the Insert section on the left toolbar.
  4. On the Select Document screen that displays, click Upload a new document.
  5. On the Upload a new document box, click the Browse button to search for your PDF file.
  6. Select your file and click Open.
  7. Click Upload. Your PDF file will appear in the Document Library.
  8. Click the button for the file you wish to add to your email.
  9. In the link text field, enter the text that will appear as the hyperlink for your document.
  10. Click Insert Document Link. The hyperlink appears in your email.

 

I hope this helps,

Jarrad

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Hi,

 

To link to a PDF while editing an email:

  1. In your email draft, click the Edit icon Edit for the block where you want to include the link.
  2. Place your cursor where you want the link to appear.
  3. Click the Document button in the Insert section on the left toolbar.
  4. On the Select Document screen that displays, click Upload a new document.
  5. On the Upload a new document box, click the Browse button to search for your PDF file.
  6. Select your file and click Open.
  7. Click Upload. Your PDF file will appear in the Document Library.
  8. Click the button for the file you wish to add to your email.
  9. In the link text field, enter the text that will appear as the hyperlink for your document.
  10. Click Insert Document Link. The hyperlink appears in your email.

Thanks,

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I've done this (followed your instructions to the letter) over and over again and it won't work. Any idea why?

 

--Christine

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.

 

Thank you!

Yes, you have my permission to access my account. Thank you!

Hi,

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!

 

Hannah M.
Community and Social Media Support

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Hi Hannah,

 

That worked. Thank you! I will delete the file that you created now. I appreciate your help and guidance.

 

T

Is there a way to load PDF flyers into a Constant Contact email?

Hello Jacques,

 

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.

 

Here is a link to inserting a link to a PDF

 

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.

Here are the steps to convert a PDF file into a image.

Andrew H.

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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?

Hi Gloya!

 

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:

http://screencast.com/t/qzOeASgS

 

Excuse the fact that it's my Wedding Thank You Card! :smileyface: It's all I really had as a PDF.

 

Any questions, let me know!

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Thanks! That worked.

Hi Gloya!

 

I'm so glad that that worked for you!

 

Happy to help!

I uploaded two files..but..don't see how I canmove to the next stage of mailing

Hello JimP358,

 

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:

 

Insert a document into a Constant Contact email

 

Here are some other helpful links:

 

Juan Ramirez
Social Support and Community
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Boss designed a flyer, how do I put this in constant contact for email distribution?

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.

Tony Schaefer
Constant Contact Solution Provider and SMS Marketing Specialist
www.cliquemarketing.biz