How to Insert a PDF Into Excel

by Emmanuelle DouglasUpdated September 28, 2017
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Excel offers flexibility and versatility when you need to insert objects into your spreadsheet. These objects can further enhance or illustrate the points displayed by your Excel data. When inserting PDF objects, use the insert objects feature to place the object in the workbook with ease. Once the PDF is inserted, it can be viewed as an object or image. If you need to work with the PDF object, use the options available on the right-click menu.

Open Excel 2007 and select the “Insert” tab. Select “Object” from the “Text” group. The Object dialog box appears. Click the “Create from File” tab. Select the “Browse” button. Search your files to locate the PDF that you plan to insert. Click the file and select “Insert.” Click “OK.” Excel inserts the PDF into your document as an image.

Review the image of the PDF in your workbook. Open the PDF by right-clicking the image and select “Adobe Document Object.” Select “Open.” The PDF opens with Adobe in a separate Adobe window.

Save your changes by clicking the “Save” icon the Quick Access Toolbar. The newly attached PDF is inserted as an attached image in your Excel workbook.


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Emmanuelle Douglas has been an avid writer since 1990. Her first professional writing assignment was for "Oscar News," a local corporate Intranet website. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematical sciences from Clemson University.

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