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!
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I was able to upload the PDF, but once I am in, creating the campaign, I do not see how to add the PDF - only the image library comes up.
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Hi Amee! You can link to the PDF in your mailing by following these steps.
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Never mind, I re-read your response.  Is there a way I can upload a thumbnail of the document and assign the link to it?  i.e. click on thumbnail to view document?
Thank you
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You can only link to a document from text, not an image, but Matt has an idea for a workaround here.
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Good to know!!
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But how/where do I find my library???????
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Hi Julie! Your image and document libraries are on your Campaigns page, at the far right:


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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
keep formatting of established content.


Hi there

We have a newsletter in PDF format that we would like to email out as well.  Is there a way to keep the content - graphs, tables, colors, etc. - exactly as they are in the pdf?  Or are we able to just attach the PDF?  Any suggestions on the best way to go about this?  We will be moving these to email only eventually and want them to look the same so it is a smooth transition.

Thank you