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How to Insert a PDF into a Microsoft Word Document

You’ve found yourself with a PDF file, that needs to be dropped into your working Microsoft Word Document but the old copy paste function just doesn’t seem to cut it.

Inserting a PDF into Word is something regularly done but most working professionals. Maybe you only have the second file in a PDF format, or you would prefer it to be inserted as a PDF so it does not become a part of the editable text. There are many reasons you may be trying to insert a PDF into Word, so how is it done?

The easiest way to insert your PDF file into Word is adding it as an ‘Object’, in this post we will show you how.

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Microsoft Word is pretty clever and knows that you may want to take this one step further and link the source of your PDF for the reader to view the entire document or reference it. So why we are here, we will also show you how to link your PDF in Word just in case this saves you a bit of extra time as well.

Lets insert a PDF into Word!

Inserting a PDF into Microsoft Word

  1. Open Word
  2. Place your mouse cursor where you would like to insert the PDF
  3. Click Insert Tab
  4. Press Object
  1. Select Object in the drop-down menu
  1. Click From File
  1. Select the PDF file you would like to insert
  2. Press OK

You have now successfully inserted a PDF into your Microsoft Word Document and can repeat these steps to insert multiple PDF files if required.

Linking your PDF in Microsoft Word

  1. Open Word
  2. Insert the PDF into your Word Document following the steps above
  3. Right Click on the inserted PDF
  4. Click Link…
  1. Search for and select the PDF file in your documents
  2. Click Open

You have now successfully linked your PDF file to the PDF inserted into your Microsoft Word Document.

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