Can I link a document to a photo?

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I have uploaded a document (pdf) and created a link in the text. I have added a photo (jpg) of the cover of the document. I would like them to be able to click on the photo and go to the document. How can I do that?
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That's a great idea, and something I wish Emma made easier. For now, you'll need to add some custom code.

<a href="http://pdf-url"><img src="http://image-url"></a>

To get the URL for pdf and jpg you want to use, go to the library and click the little down arrow box and select "copy image/document URL."
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Hi there,

It looks like Matt has assisted in this question! At the moment, the only way to link to a document is through a text link in the editor. If you have experience with HTML, you can add custom code and link to your document via a photo through that.

Let us know if you have any questions!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How can I link an image to a document file in my library.


I've uploaded a document to my library and would like to link it to an image in my template.  The only link option on images I see is to link to URL.
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Hi, everyone!  I wanted to jump in a provide an alternate method for doing this that works especially with an image you’ve added to a campaign created with the drag and drop editor.

First things first, add the document to your document library from the main campaigns page:  

Once you’ve done that, click the drop down arrow to the right of the document and choose, “Copy this document URL”


Now that you have that link copied, then head over to your campaign.  When you insert the image, you’ll now have the URL to your hosted document that you can paste in.  

Matt’s option above is right on if you’re coding your own HTML, and now you’ve got another method if you’re just using the drag & drop editor.  I hope this helps!
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I've tried this method but for some reason, the URL is never copied. After I click "Copy this document URL" it greys out. When I paste into URL option of a graphic, all that appears is what is on my clipboard but NOT the document's URL. Any ideas?
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Hi Graham,

Will you check and make sure you have Flash enabled in your browser? If that doesn't clear it up, then let me know. - Thanks!
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Emma has changed its interface and it works fine now. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Sure thing! We're always happy to help!
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Ben how do I access the library you show in the screenshot?  The only way I am able to access the documents is when a link or jump to an anchor.  Can you provide directions on how to access library.


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Hey, Dennis!  No problem - sorry that wasn’t very clear.  Click on Campaigns up at the top of your Emma account.  You’ll be on the page listing out all your current mailings.  Right above the button you click to create a new mailing, you should see a button there labeled Documents.  Click on that button to open up your document library.  You can upload documents from there and then retrieve the document URL using the process I outlined above.  Let me know if you have any other questions along the way!
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Never mind Ben, I had to go back out the main screen.  Thanks.
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You’re welcome!
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Does Emma have any plans to integrate a smoother option to link an image to a document instead of having to copy the URL outside of the email campaign? Perhaps when you're working inside the email campaign and you've clicked to edit an image, the field that says "Give this image a link" could give you an option to either paste a URL or select a Document from your library??? That sure would be cool and much more intuitive.
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Hey Vince! I’m checking in with our Editor Team to see what this would entail. :)
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Hi Katie, thanks, and good to hear from you!
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You too! Just heard back from our Editor Team. This is definitely on our wishlist, yet not on our immediate roadmap. We’ll regroup next year to see if plans have changed, but for the near future, this is not planned.