Can I embed a PDF file in the body of my email?

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I've created a PDF, and I want to send it out as my email campaign. How do I embed a PDF?
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Embedding a PDF won't work; however, you have a few options when it comes to sending out your PDF in Emma.

The first option (which I think is easiest and probably best) is to upload the PDF file into your document library and link to it. Linking to the PDF has the added bonus of allowing you to track who clicks on that link.

The second option is to send out the PDF as one image file. This is doable, but there are some drawbacks. If you save the PDF file as one large image file, this can affect the delivery rates, since many servers will quarantine or reject emails coming through with only images and no text. It can also be difficult to read since there is a limit to how wide the image can be. But you can try saving your PDF as a jpeg or gif file and loading it into an image placeholder. Each image can only be linked to one place, so if you're sending out one big image file, only that image file as a whole can be clickable. So you aren't able to link text to different places, such as a website or an email address.

The third option is to "recreate" the PDF in Emma, by simply creating a layout that works for you, then filling in the text boxes and image placeholders. This is basically a workaround, i.e. trying to simulate the look of the PDF be creating a new campaign in Emma. I hope one of these options works for you!