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How to insert a PDF document into Microsoft Word

Having a little trouble copying and pasting your PDF content?
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December 21, 2022

Getting PDF files to play nice with Microsoft Word was once a cumbersome task. These days, however, it’s straightforward to work with content between both file types. This is how to insert a PDF into Word.

Read more: How to convert a PDF to Word on Windows or Mac

QUICK ANSWER

To insert a PDF into Word, go to Insert > Object > Create from File > Browse. Open the PDF you want to insert, then click OK.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to add a PDF to your Word document as an embedded object

In your Word document, click the Insert tab at the top.

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Click the Object button within the Text section.

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Within the Object pop-up, select the Create from File tab.

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Click Browse.

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Find and open the PDF you want to insert.

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Click OK.

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Your PDF will appear within your Word document as an object.

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How to transfer your PDF’s text into a Word document

In your Word document, click the Insert tab at the top.

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Click the downward arrow next to Object.

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Select Text from File….

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Find and select the PDF you want to insert.

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Click OK in the confirmation.

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The text from your PDF will appear in your Word document.

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How to embed a PDF into your Word document as an icon

In your Word document, click the Insert tab at the top.

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Click the Object button within the Text section.

select object word
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Within the Object pop-up, select the Create from File tab.

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Click the Browse button.

browse for pdf word
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Find and open the PDF you wish to insert.

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Click the Display as icon box, then click OK.

Your PDF will appear in your Word document as an icon.

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