Thank you for reaching out to the Community! We completely understand why you would want to use a Word document as your email. You will first want to change your Word document file type into a PDF. The reason is because when you upload a PDF into Constant Contact we convert the first page into an image so that your customers can view it as your email instead of just a link within the email. If you would rather keep it as a Word document and link it within the newsletter, please see the helpful steps for that in this article here. Thank you!