2 Methods to Insert PDF into Word Document

Jul 18,2019 • Filed to: Edit PDF

"Is there any way to insert PDF files into a Word document?" There might be times you need to embed a PDF file in your Word document and send it to your client. But you might be wondering how to insert your PDF into Word? Luckily, there are few easy ways to add PDF files into a document. MS Word gives you an easy option to insert PDFs, but you might have to take a different approach. This article will introduce two easy methods for how to insert a PDF into a Word document with PDFelement Pro.

Method 1. How to Insert PDF into Word as an Image

If you don’t want your attached PDF file showing as an icon, you can insert the PDF into Word as an image, showing the thumbnail view directly. This is the best and easiest way to insert PDF content into a Word document. To attach PDF to Word as image, PDFelement Pro is a great tool. Below are the steps to add PDF to Word and convert PDF to JPG and other image formats.

Step 1. Import PDF to PDFelement Pro

The first step is to launch the PDF editor on your computer and then hit the "Open File" button on the primary window. In the new window, you can add the files you want to convert by clicking the "Add Files" button or via drag and drop.

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Step 2. Convert a PDF to an Image

Click the "To Image" icon on the top toolbar as the output format. You can freely customize the pages for conversion and turn on the "OCR" button for converting scanned PDFs as well. Finally, click the "Convert" button to start the process of converting a PDF to an image.

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Step 3. Edit and Markup PDF (Optional)

If necessary, you can edit or annotate your PDF before the PDF to image conversion. To edit the text and images, you can click the "Edit" button on the top toolbar and then make changes to your document. To edit pages like rotation, split, replace and more, you can click the "Pages" menu.

If you want to leave comments or highlight some sections in the PDF, you can click the "Comment" button and choose the options you need. Besides, you can also add links in PDF or sign your file to protect the copyright.

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Step 4. Insert Image into Word

After the conversion, you can then open your Word document and insert the converted JPG file into it. Go to the "Insert" menu, click "Picture", select you PDF's image file and click "Insert". Adjust the images by resizing and positioning them into your document.

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Why Choose PDFelement Pro as the Best Way to Import PDF into Word

PDFelement Pro is fully compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave and Windows 10. With the help of this smart tool, you can embed PDF into Word or convert the PDF document to many popular image formats such as JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, etc. The quality is maintained, and you can add as many pages you want.

Why choose this PDF editor:

  • Easily edit PDF text, graphics, images, links, watermarks, etc.
  • Convert PDF to images, Word, Excel, PPT, EPUB and more formats.
  • Create PDF from other formats and create PDF forms easily.
  • Easily mark up and annotate PDF files with multiple markup tools.
  • Combine multiple files into PDF and split PDF into several files.
  • Add watermarks, signatures, and passwords to your PDF.

Method 2. How to Insert PDF into Word as an Object

MS Word has option to insert PDF from the same application with option of Object under Insert tab. You cannot edit PDFs in word except in Word 2013, which has included option of editing PDFs. If quality of PDF is fine, then there is no issue in using this method because if you are using compressed files, there is chance the quality may be comprised.

1. Insert PDF into Word as an Object in Windows

MS Word 2007 to 2013 provides options to insert PDF files into a Word document. However, there are some limitations. It allows only one page and quality or size may be compromised. Here the step-by-step guide:

  • Step 1. Go to the "Insert" tab on the main menu. At the far right, there is the "Object" button. Click on it and a dialog box will open.
  • Step 2. Click on the "Create from File" tab. Browse for your PDF file and select the one you want to place.
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Note: You must remember that this method works only for one page PDF files. If you insert a multipage PDF, only the first page will appear in the document.

2. Insert PDF into Word as an Object in Mac

It's easy to insert PDF into Word on a Mac device as well. If you are using Mac to insert a PDF file into Word, the method is mostly the same. Here is complete step-by-step guide:

  • Step 1. Go to the "Insert" tab and go to the option of "Object". Once the pop up appears, go to the "From File" button at the bottom. Search for your PDF file and open it.
  • Step 2. The good thing about Mac 2011 is that it allows you to select the page you want to insert from a multipage PDF document. You will also have a preview of the page you select. Select the page you want to insert and click "Insert".
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Note: You cannot edit PDFs after they are inserted into Word. Like images, you can resize or move them around, but you can’t edit the contents. This is one difference between the Mac and Windows versions.

An Alternative Way to Convert PDF to Image

iSkysoft PDF Converter Pro for Mac (or iSkysoft PDF Converter for Windows) is another handy PDF converter that enables you to convert PDF to images, Microsoft Office, EPUB, and other formats. The converted PDF will retain the original formatting. You can simply drag and drop PDF files into the program and select the output format for conversion. See more features:

  • Convert PDF to multiple formats in high quality.
  • Batch convert PDF, can be 200+ files at once.
  • Convert password protected PDF files with ease.
  • Convert scanned PDFs with the advanced OCR function.
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