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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 tips and tricks on how to best utilize your PDF files. Below, you will find out how to insert a PDF into a Word file within seconds, either as an image or in a format that is editable.

How To Insert PDF Into Word—From Microsoft Word

  1. Open the Word document you want to insert a PDF into.

  2. Click Insert > Object... > From File...

  3. Choose the PDF file from the pop-up window 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, where you can easily crop, resize, or duplicate. However, you won’t be able to edit the content of the PDF, which leads 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 usually requires an expensive software to do so. Fortunately, we can help you with this, for free, via 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. Wait for Smallpdf to process your file.

  4. Download the Word document.


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 will also extract the content from the original PDF to a Microsoft Word document. Then, you can easily copy, remove, or add additional content onto the document. You can also work on the file as it is, or merge the content with another Word file.

Other Useful PDF-Related Tips


We have a few 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
Content Marketing Manager @Smallpdf