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How to Insert PDF Into Excel

by Hung Nguyen

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The easiest methods to insert PDFs and other forms of content into Excel files, online and offline.

We’ve helped you insert PDF files into popular file formats such as Word and PPT in the past, so here’s an article on how to insert PDFs into Excel sheets. We’ll also show you how to convert PDF to Excel to help you merge your files into one editable document. But first, let’s look at how you can do this directly in Excel.

How To Insert PDF Into Excel as a Picture


One of the quickest ways to insert PDF files into Excel sheets is via the software itself.

  1. Open the Excel file you want to insert a PDF into.
  2. Click on the “Insert” tab, choose “Pictures,” and then pick “Picture from file.”
  3. Locate and double-click on the PDF you wish to insert into Excel.

And that’s all there is to it. Inserting content from a PDF file into an Excel sheet couldn’t get any easier than this. PDF isn’t the only file format you can insert this way, though. Following the same process, you can also insert images or Word documents into your Excel files.


Insert PDF into Excel as an image

How To Insert PDF Into Excel With Smallpdf

  1. Go to the PDF to Excel tool on our site.

  2. Drag and drop your PDF to convert to Excel.

  3. Download your file, upload to Google Drive or Dropbox, or even share via email.

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Alternatively, convert PDF to Excel to seamlessly insert, edit, and manage content

Smallpdf makes working with PDF easy, including transferring file formats to and from this universal file. Furthermore, we offer top-of-the-line OCR technology to convert PDFs to editable Excel files. As a result, you can use this converted Excel and simply merge its content with another to manage and edit them easily.

Other Useful Tools


We have a suite of more than 20 free and useful PDF tools. Among them are tools to convert to other formats besides Excel, ones to edit and enhance PDFs, and many more. Some of these tools are:

  • Excel to PDF - convert Excel files back to PDF.
  • Merge PDF - combine multiple PDFs into one.
  • Compress - reduce the size of large PDFs.
  • Protect - keep PDF files secured with an encrypted password.
  • eSign - get contracts signed and sealed with electronic and digital signatures.

We hope you now know how to insert PDF into Excel files effectively. While you’re here, also check out our other blog articles on how to insert PDFs into Word and PPT as well! And if you still need help, please send an email our way. We’re here to make PDF easy!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf