I'm helping a friend create a single-page email newsletter for their work and they have a great design in MS Publisher. Is there any way to insert this as the BODY of an email (not an attachment), where the images and text are decent quality and hyperlinks still work (text & links are on-top of images, so I can't separate them). We tried Publisher's built in "Save and Send" ("Send Current Page"), but that completely messed up the layout and images. We also tried converting to PDF (which looked great), then converting that to HTML using Adobe Acrobat, but again that looked really messed up.
I considered something like creating an image of the newsletter and adding an image map, but email clients don't seem to be able to consistently render them. Plus I'd like a solution that my computer-illiterate friend could use in the future when sending out new issues without my help.
Anyone know if it is even possible to do this while preserving links and keeping the text on top of images, in a way that will work across different platforms?
Also, if it matters, Microsoft Outlook will be used to send the actual email out and a large number of the recipients (but not all of them) will be using Outlook to receive it.