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How To Insert PDF Into Word

by Hung Nguyen

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The easiest ways to insert a PDF into Word, either as an image or in an editable format, online or offline.

We make PDF easy, and that includes giving you tips and tricks for getting the most out of your PDF files. In this article, you’ll learn how to insert a PDF into a Word file in seconds, either as an image or in an editable format.

How to Insert PDF Into Word From Microsoft Word

  1. Open the Word document.

  2. Under “Insert” click “Object,” and choose “From File…”

  3. Choose the PDF file and press “Insert.”

  4. Ta-da! Your PDF should now be on the page.

This method is great if you want to place a PDF file as an image into your Word document. You can easily crop, resize, or duplicate it. However, you won’t be able to edit the content of the PDF, which leads us to the next method.

How to Insert PDF Into Word Online for Free


Inserting a PDF into Word in an editable format is difficult and often means buying expensive software. Fortunately, we can help you with this for free using our online PDF to Word tool. All you have to do is:

  1. Open up the online PDF to Word converter.
  2. Upload your PDF file to the tool.
  3. Choose “Convert selectable text.”
  4. Wait for Smallpdf to process your file.
  5. Download the Word document!
How To Insert PDF Into Word

How to switch from PDF to Word in a few clicks with our online tool

As our software converts the file to Word format, we’ll also extract the content from the original PDF into a Microsoft Word document. That means you can easily copy, remove, or add new content to your file as it’s not an image but selectable text. You can also edit or merge the content with another Word file.

Other Useful PDF-Related Tips


We have 20+ other tools to help make your work with documents even easier, including:

  • Word to PDF: Convert your Word files back to a PDF.
  • Protect: Encrypt any PDF file with a password.
  • Merge: Combine converted PDFs into one file.
  • Compress: Reduce the size of your PDFs.

Questions on how to insert PDF into Word? Feel free to reach out to our support team. We’re always happy to help!

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Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf