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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 Word


The easiest method to insert PDF into Word:

  • Open the Word document that you want to insert a PDF into

  • Click Insert > Object... > From File...

  • Choose the PDF file from the pop-up window and press Insert

  • The PDF file will then be placed onto your Word document

This method is great if you simply want to place a PDF file as an image into your Word document, where it can be resized or cropped. However, you will not be able to edit the content of the PDF, which leads to the next method.

How to insert PDF into Word - with Smallpdf


Inserting a PDF into Word in an editable format is difficult and usually requires an expensive software to do so. Fortunately, we offer this service for free - via our online PDF to Word tool. All you have to do is:

  • Access the Smallpdf PDF to Word converter

  • Drag and drop your PDF file to convert to Word format

  • Download your file after conversion

By doing this, all the content from your PDF file will be converted to text and/or images and placed into a Word document. You can then edit or copy and paste this content to another Word file.

Other useful 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 an uneditable format

  • Protect - Encrypt your PDF files with a password

  • Merge - Combine all the converted PDFs into one

  • 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