2 Methods to Insert PDF in Word Document

"Is there any way to insert PDF files into Word document?" There might be times you need to embed a PDF file in Word document and send it to your client. But how to insert PDF into Word? Of course, typing is an option but what if there are 10,000 words? 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 different approaches. Fortunately, this article will introduce you two easy ways on how to insert a PDF into a Word document with PDFelement Pro.

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

If you do not like the attached PDF file showing as an icon, you can insert PDF in Word as an image to show thumbnail view directly, which is the best and easiest way to insert into Word document. To attach PDF to Word as image, I highly recommend you to use PDFelement Pro to convert PDF to image and then insert itto Word file. Below are the steps to add PDF to Word and convert PDF to JPG and other image format.

Step 1. Import PDF to PDFelement Pro

The initial step is to launch the PDF editor on your computer and then hit the "Open File" button on the primary window. Then 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

Then click the "To Image" icon on the top toolbar as the output format. You can freely customize the pages for conversion and turn on "OCR" button for converting scanned PDFs. Finally, click the "Convert" button to start turning PDF into image.

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Step 3. Edit and Markup PDF (Optional)

If necessary, you can edit or annotate your PDF before PDF to image conversion. To edit the text and images, you can click the "Edit" button on the top toolbar and then make changes on 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 link 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 JPG file of the page into your Word. Just go to "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 to 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 watermark, signature and password to PDF.

Method 2. How to Insert PDF to a 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 to a Word as an Object in Windows

MS Word 2007 to 2013 provides option to insert PDF files into the word document. However, they do have some limitation. It allows only one page and quality or size may be compromised. Here the step-by-step guide for it.

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

2. Insert PDF to a Word as an Object in Mac

Don't worry if you're using a Mac. It's easy to insert PDF in Word in Mac as well. If you are using Mac for inserting PDF, the method is same except few dialog boxes in the process. 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 appear go to the "From File" button at the bottom and click. Go to your PDF file and open it.
  • Step 2. Good thing about Mac 2011 is that it allows you to select the page you want to insert from multipage PDF document. You will also have the preview of the page you select. Select the page you want to insert and click "Insert".
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Note: In this, you cannot edit PDF. Like images, you can resize or move around. It seems odd that Mac version of MS Word has this option of selecting page and Windows does not.

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 come out with original formatting. You can simply drag and drop PDF files to the program and select 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 PDF with advanced OCR function.
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Published: Apr 20,2017 14:31 pm / Updated: Jan 26,2019 11:15 am
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