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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.
Beth, The first issue that you might run into is one of scaling. A normal flyer is usually 8.5 x 11 printed. When you scale that into a graphic to fit the size of the email many times it becomes unreadable at such a small size. A lot would depend on the original art work and design. Its better to design the output to meet the medium than it is to have it squeezed to fit it. Consider making the flyer in CTCT and then converting THAT to the printed version. Test it and see. YMMV Regards, Tony
While you cannot insert the PDF file directly into your email, your Constant Contact Library allows you to upload PDF documents that you can link to from within your emails. You also have the option to use the PDF as an image in your email. There are two ways to add a PDF as an image. You can Create an Email from a PDF Using the Third-Generation Editor (Read this FAQ to learn how) and you can Create an Image From a PDF While Uploading to the Library (read this FAQ to learn how).
When you create an Email from a PDF Using the Third-Generation Editor:
Once the template is created, you have full control to add more text content and further customize your branding. Here is an idea of what this process looks like:
While you cannot insert the PDF file directly into your email, MyLibrary and MyLibrary Plus allow you to upload PDF documents that you can link to from within your emails.
Another option would be to convert the pdf to an image file and insert the image into the email block.
Wishing you awesome and continuing success,
Do you intend to use that PDF file layout on a continual basis or as a one time thing?
The usual issue with converting full page PDF files to a graphic is one of scaling.
Most often they end up unreadable at the lower scale.
This is the issue I am having. When I convert the pdf to jpg the sizes are too small and blurry. Any other ways of doing this? I have to take the newsletter which is in pdf and send it as part of the e-mail blast.
The nature of the JPG file format will cause data to be removed, its the way the .JPG format stores its data called lossy compression. As such its not a great conversion tool for this application.
If you want I can try some things for you. Send the PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try something's that I usually try. Not seeing the PDF file I can't promise you anything but I'd like the challenge.
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