File Attachments

How to add file attachments to my mail merge?

This article describes how to add file attachments to merged mmails, by using static or personalized file link attachments, or by creating personalized PDF file attachments.

Option A: Static file link attachments

Step 1: Add file

In Google Drive, add your file (if not already there) by clicking on New > File Upload.

Step 2: Click Get Link

Right-click the file on Google Drive, and then click on Get Link.

Step 3: Click Copy Link

Click on Copy Link to copy the link in the dialog box.

Step 4: Highlight text

In your merge template, highlight the text that you want to link to your file.

Step 5: Click Link

Open the Link option:

Google Docs

Google Sheets, Slides & Forms

Step 6: Paste link

Paste the link previously copied from Google Drive in the box provided.

Step 7: Click Apply or Insert Link

Confirm insertion of the link:

Google Docs

Google Sheets, Slides & Forms

Option B: Personalized file link attachments

Option B can be used to send a personalized file link attachment to each recipient using hyperlinks.

Instructions on how to mail merge with attachments can be found in this article.

Option C: Personalized PDF file attachments

From Google Docs & Google Slides

Option C can be used to create a personalized PDF file attachment for each data row. With this option you can personalize both the file attachment and the email body for each recipient using your *|merge fields|*.

Instructions for Google Docs can be found in this article.

Instructions for Google Slides can be found in this article.

File link attachment overview

Applicable to options A & B

Advantages of file link attachment compared to traditional file attachment

How file link attachment appears in Gmail

Email Template

Link to any Google Drive file

Merged Email

Links to Google Drive files are automatically shown as attachments