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How can I upload a flyer into the body of my email - the flyer promotion is the email...

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.

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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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.

Occasional Participant

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, only to use their email, and keep the other applications from installing. Then I go to 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 and customize the referring link. Some on line storage facilities have a way to share like dropbox and maybe 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.

Occasional Participant

I just want to send a pdf I created in Adobe InDesign instead of using one of the templates
Regular Participant

Not possible - can only be as a linked file. CC only use html, so you have to send a mail with a link to the pdf, wich you have to store somewhere on the net with a full URL.

Yvonne, Adobe does offer a PDF to HTML converter although I've never used it my self. Regards, Tony
Regular Participant

I have linked my contacts to a pdf residing on my website. The response was great. Be sure there is a link in the pdf to get to your homepage.

If I am you. I would do like below: 1) put the pdf somewhere on your website. (like : 2) save your 1st page of pdf file as jpg(eg. thepdf_file.jpg) you can also put a wording say "click me to get the detail". 3) add the thepdf_file.jpg file and link to "" once when the recepient receives your shows the pdf cover page and directs he/she to the download link when the jpg was clicked.
Occasional Participant

you can save as a jpg in Indesign and drop it into CC

Tara Spalding Tate

Hello Sarah,


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.



Andrew H.

Tier 3 Support Specialist
Occasional Participant

Is there a way to upload a pdf file for my readers to download?


Yes, in Constant Contact click on Library, then click on Documents. You can upload your pdf there. Then put a link in your email to the document.

I think you can only upload "images" to your library. In order to add the PDF file you do in in your email editor using the insert > document option. I haven't used that option yet but from a brief flyby you don't seem to have any control of it at that point. Regards, Tony

On 7/19, CC added the ability to store PDF files as well as images. The standard library can hold 5 images and 5 PDFs. Upgraded libraries (MyLibrary Plus, formerly "Premium Image Hosting") provide 50 MB of storage overall. When in the "Library" tab, click the Documents link to access the PDF storage. Click the aptly named Images link for image storage. - Steve

I often have ads I run that come to me as pdfs. I would like to simply upload the image, but do not have a PDF JPG converter. Help!

Steve, when I try to upload a PDF to My Library I get "PDF format is not supported. Supported formats are: .gif, .jpg, .jpeg and .png. Please change the format of your image." Is that the expected response? Regards, Tony

Hi Tony. You got that message because you are still in the images section of the library. Look just under the "Home" and "Email Marketing" tabs. You should see two links: "Images" and "Documents". When you click the documents link, you will be able to upload PDFs. If you are not seeing those links, try pressing F5 to refresh your page. - Steve

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.




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I already know how to upload to the system, but how do I link it to the email?

When you are editing the email there are links on the left side of the page. Under the Insert heading you will find "Document", that is how you link the pdf.

I would like to email some attachments is this possible.