You can send in a PDF. Most of the time when someone has a PDF of what they want to share, it is a PDF that is typically a flyer. If you send in a PDF that is of a 11x17 or a 8.5x11 flyer, it will not display properly in the newsletter.
In the Members Corner of the newsletter, we have a two column space that ends up being about 500-600 pixels wide. How wide is that? About this wide...
So, as you can see, if you send in a flyer for an event that has a lot of text, it will not be read easily. The best thing to do is to redesign the ad with more images and graphics than text. If someone created your flyer as a poster to print and you send it in, as you can see, it will be made a lot smaller and it will not be read easily.
So you CAN send in a PDF as a file format, but it just has to be sized properly, or it may be too small in the newsletter to read.
Seriously. PNG, JPG, AI, GIF, EPS, PDF, TIFF, BMP, SVG...and if that looked like a complete foreign language to you, most programs that you create a graphic in has a "Save As..." or an "Export" option and one of those is more than likely in the list.
What do we prefer? JPG is great for photos. GIF is good for animated images.
We will optimize the image (make the file size smaller) to load quicker in the newsletter.
"I don't understand anything I just read." That's ok, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our graphic nerds will help you understand.
No. You cannot send us a video file.
But, if you have a video/commercial that you want us to promote, email us the link to the video. This should be on YouTube, Vimeo, or your website. We just need something to link to.
Also, if you have it, send in an image of the video. This is usually the first frame of the video or a screen shot of a frame of the video. We need that image to put in the newsletter to then link to your video.
Or, if you don't have one we can make one from your video link.
REMEMBER: You are sending us an advertisement. Not a flyer. Not a poster. You want something with your logo on it and big words, shorts words, simple words that communicate your message quick and easy. Flyers (8 1/2 x 11) and documents will not be seen when your graphic is sized down to fit in the newsletter.
If you do send us a large image or a PDF of a flyer or a poster, it will be resized down and may not be readable at all.
For best results, size your image about 500-600 pixels wide and no more than about 800 pixels tall.