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Word Documents are a great file format for presenting a wide variety of different document types. There may be some instances where you want to insert a PDF into your Word document. It is not difficult to insert a PDF into word, but may be a bit time consuming if you don't have the right tool. Let's take a look at how to insert a PDF into a word document.

Insert PDF into Word for Free

Within your word document, you can insert a PDF file as an object. While you might be able to open it, view it, and resize it, you can't edit it. Here's how to embed PDF in word.

Step 1. Insert PDF to Word

While working on your document, click "Insert" > "Object". In the object dialogue box, click "Create from File" and then click "Browse" to find the PDF document you want to insert. Click "Insert".

Step 2. After Embedding PDF into Word

If you want to display the PDF icon, check "Display as icon". Leave this option unchecked if you want to display the first page of the document. Then click "OK" to finish.

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Insert Multi-Page PDF into Word File

PDFelement can help you insert a multi-page PDF document into a word file easily, and you can view the content in the word document directly. Here are the steps to follow.

Step 1. Convert a Multi-Page PDF

After opening PDFelement, you can drag and drop your multiple page PDF into the program to open it, then right-click the page in the Thumbnail to choose "Adjoin all pages into one single image".

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Step 2. Insert into Word

After conversion is complete, you will have an image file with multiple pages. You can then open your target word document and click "Insert" > "Picture" to select this multi-page file to insert.

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Edit or Read PDF before/after Inserting PDF into Word

Follow the above steps to add PDF to word as an object. If you want to edit it after you insert it, you'll need to have a PDF editor installed to read or edit PDF files before or after adding your PDF to word. This is why it is important to use PDFelement, which enables you to read, annotate and edit PDF documents.

  • It comes with many tools that make it easy for you to combine, edit, transform and organize your PDF files with ease.
  • It is very useful in converting PDF files to other formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
  • It can also be used to insert new pages into a PDF or existing pages from other PDFs, as well as combine multiple file formats like Word or Excel and PDF.
  • Despite all of its impressive features, PDFelement is very easy to use, even for a beginner.
  • It also comes with the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature that enables scanned PDFs or image-based PDFs to be transformed into editable and searchable text. It is essential to perform OCR on any PDF document before converting it to editable formats such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint.
  • Best of all, your document's formatting will not be altered in any way.

Edit PDFs Like a Word Document

Before or after inserting PDF into word, you may need to read or even modify the content of the PDF document. PDFelement helps you do this easily. It not only provides various reading modes for you to choose from, but also allows you to edit a PDF like you would a word file.

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Attach Word to PDF

PDF format is also one of the best formats when it comes to layout and presentation of your document. If you want to display both Word and PDF documents together, you also have the option of attaching the word file to a PDF file instead using the attachment feature of PDFelement. Click here to know how to add an attachment to a PDF. Now you can easily attach PDF to Word, or vice versa!

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Published: Dec 01,2017 11:44 am / Updated: Sep 28,2018 17:43 pm

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