How to Import a Word Doc Into an Excel Spreadsheet

by Erika Dean

Excel is a spreadsheet program developed by Microsoft. You can use it to organize and analyze data. One of Excel's features allows you to insert objects into a spreadsheet. This is useful if you want to display data or information in different ways, such as inserting a graph or a large block of text. You can even import an entire Word document into Excel. It is easy to do this and saves you time as you put together your project.

1

Open Excel and click the "Insert" tab in the toolbar at the top of the page. You can import a picture, chart or file here.

2

Click the "Object" button and then click the "Create from File" tab.

3

Click "Browse." A list of your folders and files will open. Select the Word document you want to import and click "Insert."

4

Click "OK." The Word document will now appear in your Excel spreadsheet. Click on the newly created object to move it to the desired position in the spreadsheet.

Tip

  • check You can edit the Word document you imported into Excel by double-clicking anywhere on the document.

About the Author

Erika Dean has been writing since 2000. She has published many articles for Demand Studios and enjoys writing about the Microsoft Office Suite, Windows OS, and the Internet (MySpace, Facebook, email). Dean has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Winthrop University and is a former English/language arts teacher.

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