Put a pdf inside Word

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Can this be done or put a word inside PDF

If you trying to avoid having 2 separate files
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GrahamSkanRetired
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Insert tab, Text group, Object dropdown, Crete from File tab on the Object dialog; then browse to your pdf file
GrahamSkanRetired
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Sorry, ignore that. I got it the wrong way round.
GrahamSkanRetired
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Hmm. My first comment might still be acceptable, Your title says one way, but the question text says another.

A PDF file inside a Word document does at least do away with one of the files.
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if you have a full version of Acrobat, open the PDF file in Acrobat and save it as a jpg. It will save each file as an individual jpg file. then insert them.

 Embed PDF object
  1. Open the word document and select Insert on the ribbon.
  2. In the Text group click the dropdown arrow for Object and Select Object.
  3. The Object dialog box will appear select Create from File.
  4. Choose Browse and select the PDF file to Embed.
  5. The file location will now appear on the Object dialog box
  6. Do not click Link to File or Icon.
  7. Click OK.

Embed PDF icon
Steps 1-5 are the same.
6. Click Icon
7. Click OK

An icon is inserted into the Word document.
 It is important to note that this is not the file. It is an image link to the file that is now a hidden part of the Word file.
 The file size will grow by the size of the PDF file.
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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> Insert tab, Text group, Object dropdown, Create from File tab on the Object dialog; then browse to your pdf file

Graham, when I try this in Word 2016, it inserts an Acrobat icon instead of the actual PDF file, even if "Link to file" and "Display as icon" are un-ticked:

Word2016 insert object
PDF shows as icon
The icon is a link to the file, as double-clicking on it brings up the PDF in Acrobat, which is nice, but is there any way to embed the file in Word (without converting it to Word) so that the PDF is visible in the Word doc and not simply an icon/link? Thanks, Joe
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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> or put a word inside PDF

Graham and Ramin posted methods for putting the PDF file inside Word. I'll give you a method for the other way around — putting the Word doc inside the PDF.

Do a Save As in Word to PDF or, if your version of Word does not have the Save As to PDF feature, then "print" the Word doc to a PDF print driver, such as Adobe PDF, Bullzip, CutePDF Writer, doPDF, etc. Then combine the files in whatever PDF product you use — one of your Topics is Adobe Acrobat, so I presume you have that, but if not, plenty of other products (some free, some not) can do it. Of course, if you have Acrobat, you don't have to print to PDF — simply do a Create>PDF from File in Acrobat and select the Word file. Regards, Joe

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