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Add a PDF file to Your Newsletter

To add a link to a pdf file into your newsletter:

Step 1: Upload your pdf file. For how to, see this FAQ:
Add a PDF File to Your Website

Step 2: Copy the pdf file url.

Step 3: Follow the steps below.


To add the pdf file link to your newsletter:

  • click on Dragonfly Icon (upper row)
  • click on Click here to log in to our Newsletter System
  • access the Newsletter you wish to work on
    click on Drafts to select the newsletter in progress
    OR
    click on New Newsletter to begin a new newsletter

Use one of the following 3 options for linking to the pdf file.


Option 1 - Use Link-Button

In your newsletter draft:

  • click on Link-Button in Add Content section (left menu bar) - clicking it will add it to your draft, you can also drag it to the right into your draft

  • click on Click Me button (that now shows in  body of newsletter draft) to open editing window

  • in URL field, paste in the pdf url
  • add new title (change 'Click Me' to something like 'Click Here to Open pdf file')
  • edit colors, fonts, etc,. as desired

  • click Update
  • click Save and Continue
  • Send test and verify that the link functions correctly

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becomes this after editing:


Option 2 - Create linked text in Text Content Box

In your newsletter draft:

  • activate your cursor in the text box area where you wish to add the pdf file link 
  • add text, such as 'Click Here to download pdf file'
  • highlight the text
  • click on the Insert/edit link icon
    (sideways chain link icon - in toolbar just above text)
  • in url field, paste in the pdf file url
  • click OK
  • complete the creation of your newsletter
  • Save and Continue
  • Send test and verify that the link functions correctly

Option 3 - Add pdf link to an Image

In your newsletter draft:

  • click on the image that has been inserted 
  • in Image Link field:, replace the image link with the url of the pdf file
  • click Use this Image button

  • complete the creation of your newsletter
  • Save and Continue
  • Send test and verify that the link functions correctly

Option 4 - add pdf file as an Image

Perhaps you created an announcement in Apple/Mac Pages and you want to send that as your newsletter. You can do the following.

1st, export your Apple Pages doc as a pdf:

  • click on File
  • click on Export To
  • select PDF...
  • follow the prompts

Next, from FASO account control panel, in a newsletter draft

  • delete everything inside the template
  • under Add Content (left menu, toward bottom)
  • select Image 
  • click to edit the image
  • select Upload (right tab)
  • follow the prompts to Upload your pdf file
  • remove title if necessary

NOTE: this will only work if the pdf file is a one page document.

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For more info about your Artful Mail Newsletter, please see this FAQ:
How to Create a Newsletter with Artful Mail

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