Sometimes you will be creating a document in Microsoft Word that would be improved by adding an entire other file inside of that document. Microsoft Word 2013 has a tool that can help you do this by inserting another file as an object.
Our tutorial below will show you where to find this tool, as well as how to use it to insert another file into your document. The results of this will vary based on a lot of different factors, including the type of file that you are inserting, and the size of that document in relation to the size of your Word document. You may need to experiment with this tool a few times until you achieve the desired result for the type of file that you are trying to insert.
Inserting a PDF File Into a Document in Word 2013
The steps in this article will show you how to insert another file into a Word document. I am going to be inserting a PDF into a Word 2013 document, but there are a number of other file types that you can insert instead. Some file types will allow you to insert the actual contents of the file into the document, while other file types will insert an icon for the file, or a link to the file instead. The actual result of the file insertion will depend on what type of file you are working with.
Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.
Step 2: Select the point in the document where you want to insert the other file.
Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the Object button in the Text section of the ribbon, then choose the Text from File option. Note that if you are trying to insert a file that isn’t a text file, you should select the Object option, then choose the type of file that you want to insert.
Step 5: Browse to the file location, select the file, then click the OK button.
Step 5b (conditional): If you are inserting a PDF, then you will see the pop-up window below telling you that Word is going to convert the PDF file, and that it might take a while. Click the OK button to confirm.
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