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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.
I would love if there was an easy way to email a pdf or even send an excel sheet would be great. I work for a Wholesale Florist and I fax and email daily specials out to customers. Currently when I email specials, the files are created in excel, then I have to create a pdf, and then create a jpg of the file as well. Insert the jpg in the email and link to the actual pdf. Not exactly elegant.
Depending on your audience, one thing I have started to do is utilize a link for a public share folder OR private share folder into an online storage facility. So I sign up with live.com, only to use their email, and keep the other applications from installing. Then I go to skydrive.live.com and create a specific folder for my pdf file. upload the PDF and set the folder to public. Skydrive will offer you link you can pass along within your newsletter and the people can download through that link. If you want to shorten or try and customize the link, you can try and go to http://www.tinyurl.com and customize the referring link. Some on line storage facilities have a way to share like dropbox and maybe box.net. I know all three of these to be worthy and honest vendors of this technology, but be careful about randomly looking for a vendor that is not well known as a public share group. Additionally, you can convince your audience to follow your Twitter or Blog or Facebook account, and in turn increase your signup numbers and offer links ONLY through there... which will utilize this these public share folders.
I would be happy to assist you with creating a email using your PDF. Once you have your PDF saved as a image, then you can upload the Image to Your Library in your Constant Contact account.
However, I would suggest not sending an email with just your PDF in the body of the email, doing so can cause deliverability problems. Here is a FAQ explain why not to create a single image.
I am creating a newsletter in Pages, will export it to a pdf file and upload into CC for distribution. If I include web links within the pdf, will CC still track click-throughs?
Thanks for your question.
Adding a PDF to your email can only be done through linking to the document. Because of this, links within the document will not track.
If you were to convert the PDF to HTML and use a custom template as your email, links would track but this would require a PDF to HTML converter. You can find a converter by using PDF to HTML converter as a search query on Google.
If you had to convert the PDF to XHTML, you would need to add a tracking code to your links in order for them to be tracked in your email. To add tracking to your links in an XHTML email, follow these steps.
You can find a PDF to XHTML converter by using PDF to XHTML as a search query on Google.
Any further questions, please let us know.