Have the ability to create a pdf version of an email within Marketo

Have the ability to create a pdf version of an email within Marketo

We have clients who have requested pdf versions of the newsletter emails we've sent out - and there's no way to currently do this in Marketo.  Right now, I'm having to send the email to myself, save as HTML, then export to pdf from there, and then crop the pages in Acrobat.  This is the only way I've found to preserve both the look of the email and the active links.  It would be great to have a feature directly in Marketo to export to pdf and keep the integrity of images/links.
28 Comments
SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

If the email doesn't actually use anything personalized in any way, yes. If you're using Velocity or other tokens, you'll need the real email and links will be personalized.

Philip_Positio2
Level 1

And Marketo has updated "View in web" token. It cannot be shared with another person now. Earlier we used to share that or add as reference, so that the stake holders can view what the MOp's have created. Now that this feature is taken off, it would be great if this feature comes up!

SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Actually you can still share the original tracked link (the mkt_tok is stripped off after the redirect from the branding domain, not before) But of course you shouldn't do that anyway.

Yogeeta_Sawh
Level 1

For simple static emails, this would be super useful to our team even without active links within the PDF. 

Ruth_Baucom
Level 3

We use the View as Webpage link as well and then capture a PDF of the webpage using a tool called FireShot. 

SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

But again... if the email is personalized, so are the links. That's not safe for general sharing.

Melinda_Simpson
Level 2

We also have to provide mail pdf for client proofs, etc. I test the mail to myself, view in browser, and capture with MS Snipping Tool. 

If you have Snagit, you can use to do this, as well. It also has a function that preserves the functionality of the links in the pdf.

kh-lschutte
Community Manager
Status changed to: Open Ideas