How to Insert PDF into Word Document?

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Many times situation occurs when you have to insert pdf into word document! The situations like while preparing a report or any official documents, or while creating some of your course notes.

In those cases, learning how to Import PDF files into word. 

It’s technically easy to Add a PDF to a document but only when it’s a one-page pdf. For the multi-page pdf to insert into a word documents, we have to either convert it into an image or ms word doc.

Let’s figure out what are the multiple ways to Embed PDF in Word. 

How to Insert pdf into Word Document:

The method to insert a pdf file into a word document may vary as per the different Microsoft version you have. The screenshot for the below guide has been taken from the Microsoft version 7 specifically.

For the versions like 10, 11 and other, almost all the steps remain the same except the location of the options. Now without making any delay, let’s figure out how to attach a PDF file to Microsoft Word Documents. 

Method 1. Insert the pdf as an object in the word:

This method is best for you if you have only one-page pdf to embed into your word file. When you use this method for inserting the multiple-page pdf into word, only the first page of the pdf will be visible there. Although, clicking that visible page will get redirected to original pdf but it’s not the best way to insert pdf.

If your purpose of inserting pdf into your word document into creating the official doc or some kinda notes, I’m sure you would like to represent all the pages of your pdf into your word file.

Anyway, let’s see what are the steps to insert a one-page pdf into a word file.

Step 1. Open the word document where you would like to attach the pdf. When the word file is opened, click on the Insert menu from the top and Under the text group, click the Object drop-down list and select Object out of them.

If you can’t locate the options, have a look at the below screenshot.

Step 2. On clicking Object, a new Object window will pop-up.

Step 3. Now go to the Create from File tab. Now click the Browse button shown in the below image and browser through the file located on your computer. When the file is located, click the insert button to insert it.

Step 4. Once the file is inserted, click Ok to close the window.   

Step 5. Once the pdf is inserted into the file, it will look like the below screenshot. Although the pdf I’ve inserted has multiple pages, but only the first page is visible in the file.

Step 6. If you want to insert only the pdf icon but not any page, check the option, Display as an icon in the object window. You also change its icon if you wish to. Just click the Change Icon button below the PDF icon in the object window and click Ok.

See the below screen to understand the procedure.

Method 1. Insert the PDF as an image:

If you have multiple pages to insert into the Word document, you will have to convert your whole pdf file into an image. And inserting an image into a Word file is as easy anything.

So the major part of this method is to convert a pdf into an image. There are multiple tools available on the web which offer pdf to image conversion. But we will be using a tool called pdf2jpg. Here’s how to use this tool.

  • Go to the website pdf2jpg.net. 
  • Scroll down a little and click Choose a PDF file button. Now navigate to the file you would like to get converted and click Open.

  • Once done, choose the quality you would like to have for your jpg image and click the Convert PDF to JPG button. Have a look at the below screenshot.  

After the pdf is converted into an image file, save it and head over to the below steps to insert it into the word file. Inserting an image into a word file possesses almost the same step as inserting a one-page pdf. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1. Open the word document where you would like to insert the pdf. Click on the Insert option from the menu and click Pictures under the Illustrations group.  See the screenshot below.

Step 2. Now navigate through the picture on your computer and insert it in your word file. Simple enough, isn’t it??

This way, you can insert as many pdfs as you want regardless of how many pages the pdf contains.

Method 3. Convert the pdf into a word document:

This is yet another way of inserting a pdf file into a word document. There are countless free online converters available on the web. You can use any of them and convert your pdf file into a word document. One of such tools is Zamzar. It’s a free tool and provides conversions from one format to another in just a few simple steps.

And once the pdf is converted into a word file, you can use it as a normal ms doc file.  There are other methods also which you can use for embedding a pdf into a word file.

Like you can extract text from a pdf file and copy them to word using the Adobe Reader. Simply save the file as text and that’s it. You are done.

Moreover, if you have some bucks to spend and you don’t want to spend your time converting your pdf into an image, you can use a premium tool called OfficeExpander. This tool lets you insert a multi-page pdf into a word file without having to convert it into any other format.

These are almost all the possible ways to insert pdf into word. If you know any other better way for doing the same, mentioned in the comment section below.

Also, if the guide helped you learn the things, feel free to share it on your social mediums to help others, you never know who need this guide after all.

Sonam Asrani

Sonam is an IT engineer by education and passionate freelance writer/blogger by profession. She is a tech enthusiast and loves to read and write about technology and WordPress builders from blogs like Havas Digital Server. Her hobbies include reading, watching TV, delving into new things and creating interesting content to help people with all things tech!!

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