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I have a .docx file created in MS Word 2010.

I am trying to insert a PDF file in this document using Insert --> Object.

When I select a PDF file, it gives me the attached error.

Can someone please let me know how to resolve this problem?

Thank you
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Question by:ank5
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by:KRUNAL TAILOR
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Hi ank5,

Please have try this links,
1) http://www.ehow.com/how_7163625_import-pdf-files-word.html
2) http://www.conface.com/the-program-used-to-create-this-object-is-acroexch-word-2010/

Let me know it works for you or not.

Thanks & Regards,
Krunal T. Tailor
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by:Michael Machie
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Drag the PDF file onto your open word document to where you would normally type the body of the page and it will auto import onto the page. Takes about 2 seconds, literally, depending on the size of the document. You can then resize it as needed. This is exactly as if you dragged-dropped a picture into Word, same process/principal.

It is as easy as that....
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by:ank5
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@KRUNAL TAILOR
1. This link some general instructions on adding PDF to Word file. I have been following exactly the same steps, but it gives the error that I posted above.
2. The steps given here do not work for me. The 'Enable Protected Mode at Startup' is already unchecked for me. It's also disabled in my copy of Acrobat Reader X
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by:ank5
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@Machienet

I have tried that but instead of displaying an icon (which I can then open by clicking), it shows the complete first page.

Is there a way to avoid this? I only want the PDF icon to be displayed, that you get when you use Insert --> Object in MS Word
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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Hi ank5,
This seems to be a problem with 64-bit Office running on 64-bit Windows. Here's a thread at the Adobe Forums that discusses it:
http://forums.adobe.com/message/5784704

The "solution" of uninstalling 64-bit Office and installing 32-bit Office seems harsh, but it was the only thing that worked for that user. Note the reference to another thread on the same subject:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/452958

This one has some less harsh suggestions.

Here's a procedure that fixes many problems in Acrobat or Reader (it is an expanded version of the one mentioned in the thread above):

Run Acrobat or Reader
Edit
Preferences
General
Select Default PDF Handler
Pick Acrobat or Reader from the drop-down
Apply
Exit and reboot

I don't know if this will fix your problem, but it's worth a try. Regards, Joe
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by:ank5
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@Joe Winograd

You are absolutely right, re-installing is a bit harsh and not really possible for me.

I tried the second option but it did not help either.
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A few questions and comments:

(1) What version of Windows? And is it 32-bit or 64-bit?

(2) Is Office 2010 installed as 32-bit or 64-bit?

(3) One of your posts said "my copy of Acrobat Reader X". Those are two different products. One is Adobe Acrobat X and the other is Adobe Reader X. Which one do you mean?

(4) If you mean Adobe Reader X (which is free), you may want to try Adobe Reader XI, which is the latest version (and also free). Perhaps Adobe Reader XI (current is 11.0.06) won't have the problem. But if you mean Adobe Acrobat X, the upgrade to Adobe Acrobat XI (which may also not have the problem) is expensive.

Regards, Joe
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by:ank5
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(1) What version of Windows? And is it 32-bit or 64-bit?
>> windows 7, 64 bit

(2) Is Office 2010 installed as 32-bit or 64-bit?
>> 64 bit

(3) One of your posts said "my copy of Acrobat Reader X". Those are two different products. One is Adobe Acrobat X and the other is Adobe Reader X. Which one do you mean?
>> Adobe Reader X

(4) If you mean Adobe Reader X (which is free), you may want to try Adobe Reader XI, which is the latest version (and also free). Perhaps Adobe Reader XI (current is 11.0.06) won't have the problem. But if you mean Adobe Acrobat X, the upgrade to Adobe Acrobat XI (which may also not have the problem) is expensive.
>> will try that
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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> will try that

Did you try it?
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