Tech Tip: Embedding other file types into a document

Embedding other file types into a document in Microsoft Windows

Ever tried to embed a PDF, video, sound, PowerPoint or any of dozens more file types in a Word document? Depending on the version of Word or Outlook you’re using, you can insert a variety of objects (such as PDF files, Excel charts or worksheets, or PowerPoint presentations) into a Word document or an email message by linking or embedding them.

 

Firstly, click the location in the document where the object should be placed. From the Insert tab’s Text group, select Object.

 

In the Object dialog box, select the object type on the Create New tab, then select an option from the Object type list.

 

To have the new file to appear as a clickable icon, rather than the first page of your new file, select Display as icon.

 

To insert an object that has already been created, go to the Create from File tab and select Browse.

 

The Link to File option keeps the embedded object updated and linked to the source file. The linked object can be updated when the source file is updated.

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