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How To Insert PDF Into PowerPoint

by Hung Nguyen

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These are the best ways to insert any form of content, including PDF, into PowerPoint files online or offline—free and without registration.

As our users have found the article on how to insert PDF into Word to be pretty useful, we’ve decided to write up another guide just for you! Learn how to insert a PDF into a PowerPoint file, either as a PDF document or in an editable format.

How To Insert PDF Into PowerPoint With Smallpdf

  1. Access the Smallpdf PDF to PPT converter.
  2. Select or drag and drop your PDF file.
  3. Wait for our tool to complete the conversion.
  4. Download your new, editable PPT document!
How to insert PDF into PowerPoint

Turn your PDF into a PowerPoint in seconds

With this method, you’re converting your PDF file into an editable PPT presentation. After that, you can continue to modify the file directly in PowerPoint. Thanks to Smallpdf’s Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities, you can say goodbye to expensive, enterprise-grade PDF converters. You can also easily transfer individual slides to a different presentation, saving you time and effort.

There’s a second option to get your PDF content into a PPT file right within PowerPoint. Let’s have a look at how to do that:

How To Insert PDF Into PowerPoint in PowerPoint

  1. Open the PPT and go to the slide you want to insert a PDF into.

  2. Click “Insert,” “Object,” and then “From File…”

  3. Choose the PDF file, press “Insert,” and then “OK.”

  4. Alternatively, check the “Display as icon” box and click “OK.”

How to insert PDF into PowerPoint

How to insert PDF into PowerPoint using PowerPoint

By doing so without the checkbox activated, you’ll insert the PDF file as an image onto the slide of your presentation. Given that others can’t modify the content of the embedded PDF file, this is a quick way to insert a PDF into PowerPoint that’s easy and great for sharing.

If you use the checkbox, though, you’ll get a little PDF symbol to place on your slide. When you double-click on it, the PDF will open in your standard PDF reader.

There are actually a few good reasons to insert a PDF into a PowerPoint. If you’re a teacher or professor and want to include reference materials in your presentations, this is the way to go. When you share the presentation with your students, they can access the additional info quickly. When you use our converter, you don’t have to copy and paste anything and can get your presentation ready to go more quickly. The same goes for marketing presentations. You can easily insert data sheets for products and don’t have to fight with formatting. More time for a cup of coffee!

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All of our 20+ tools are free to use online for you to manage your documents easily. Here are a few, just to give you an idea:

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  • Delete Pages - Get rid of unwanted slides before converting to PPT.
  • eSign - Insert signatures into PDF files.

We hope to have answered your question on how to insert PDF into PowerPoint. If you ever need help or have any questions relating to your PDF files, be sure to reach out to our support team. We’d be delighted to help you out!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf