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How to Insert PDF into PowerPoint

2021-05-12 11:19:12 • Filed to: PowerPoint Features • Proven solutions

Have you ever wanted to do more with your PDFs and such tools as PowerPoint? Luckily you don’t need to have a lot of technical knowledge to do so. For instance, inserting PDF into PowerPoint is not very complicated, and the only thing you need is a powerful PDF editor and converter helping you get the job done quickly, such as PDFelement. So we provide you with two simple and easy ways to insert PDF into PowerPoint.

Method 1. How to Insert PDF into PowerPoint

PDFelement makes it easy for you to get done fast on how to add PDF to PowerPoint. As an ultimate all-in-one PDF management tool with any feature you might need, you can use it to do more than mere converting PDF to tens of other formats.

PDFelement for Windows and Mac allows you to create, convert, optimize and compress PDF documents, redact sensitive details from your PDFs, carry out diverse processes via batch mode, add e-signatures, transform scanned paper documents into PDFs you can edit, and even make the most of an effective OCR (Optical Character Recognition) functionality. You can also export PDF documents to PowerPoint, Excel, or Word and edit both images and texts while annotating and commenting PDF documents and filling out PDF forms.

Step 1. Open the PDF File in PDFelement

Launch PDFelement and then click "Open File" to import your PDF document to PDFelelment.

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Step 2. Convert PDF to PowerPoint

Go to the "Convert" > "To PPT" option, and on the dialogue window that comes up, you can go ahead and work on the settings you would like. Once done, you can select "Save" and the PowerPoint document will be created in seconds.

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Step 3. Insert the Converted PDF to PowerPoint

Open PowerPoint and go to the "Insert" > "Object" option. Then you can select "Create from file" and click "Browse" to choose the PDF document you converted just now. Finally, you can click "OK" and the PDF file will be added in your PowerPoint.

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Method 2. How to Insert PDF Content as a Picture into PowerPoint

Besides the way of inserting PDF into PowerPoint by converting PDF to PowerPoint, inserting PDF content into PowerPoint without losing quality as a picture is also a great and easy way.

Step 1. Open the PDF File

Open the PDF document that you want to insert in PowerPoint, and do switch to PPT right away without minimizing the PDF window. Most importantly, everything you need to be captured from the PDF should be very legible and clear. If the zoom is way up, you can decrease it to ensure that all the things you need to observe on the open PDF are visible.

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Step 2. Select the Slide

Find the slide you need to insert content in PowerPoint and go to the "Insert" > "Screenshot" option. On the "Available Windows" the list should show the PDF file as the foremost thumbnail picture. Then you can click on "Screen Clipping".

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Step 3. Clip the Content

After selecting "Screen Clipping",PowerPoint is minimized and the PDF file window will be displayed. Then, on the screen you should see a frosted display in white with the pointer showing a "+" kind of crosshair. By dragging and drawing the crosshair image create a box about the content you need to clip. Once done you can leave “Screen Clipping” by clicking Esc key.

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Step 4. Insert the Image of PDF Content

Once you end the dragging process, the area you choose on the PDF will appear on the designated PPT slide in the form of an image. In addition, you can adjust the image by cropping, formatting, resizing, or moving it as you deem fit.

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