PDF is the most common format when it comes to sending and receiving documents with your clients. In this article, I’m going to show you how to send a pdf file in Gmail.
This format is so useful when sending professional documents such as a contract or a deal because it preserves the document’s original formatting and prevents the recipient from making changes.
Gmail, the free email service provided by Google, allows you to send PDF attachments as long as the total attachment size is under 25MB.
Recently, there has been some extension allowing you to send more, but that’s a different part of the story.
Now, to send a pdf file in Gmail, you should be in possession of the steps shown:
- A Gmail Account to sign in
- PDF(Portable Document File) in your Google Drive
That being said, here’s the step to follow —
1st Method: As a Hyperlink
Sign in to your Gmail account and click ‘Compose’. Enter the recipient’s email address, a subject line and the text of your email.
In this example, I’m highlighting the phrase, “Access it Right Here” as the clickable PDF so that when my clients click, it carries them directly to the PDF file of my Google Drive for them to read or download.
Study the image below:
After highlighting your text, scroll down to the Insert Link Icon where a box opens up for you to paste your PDF Link as shown by the red square shape and indicated by the arrow above and just hit Send.
It’s that simple!
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2nd method: As Attachment File
In a similar manner, sign in to your Gmail Account and click the compose button. In the “To” Field enter the recipient’s email address and add a Subject.
Enter text into the body of your email, including the text you want to make into a hyperlink. Now, highlight the portion of text you want to make into a hyperlink using your cursor.
Then scroll down to locate the ‘Attach file’ button and Click on it. Paste the URL for the web page you want to link to into the appropriate field when the window appears on your screen.
Click send and that’s it.
You can crosscheck your edit if it is working properly.
Mathew Pierce explains it in the audio-visual mode. Enjoy watching!
This is how you send a PDF file in Gmail.