How to attach a PDF to a Word document.

Want to add extra resources to your Word document? Learn how to attach a PDF to a Word document to combine two documents into one cohesive file.

Add as an attachment.

The easiest way to attach a PDF to a Word document is to simply insert the file. While using Microsoft Word, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Word document you want to attach the PDF to.
  2. Click Insert > Object > Create from file.
  3. Browse for the PDF you want.
  4. Check Display as Icon and uncheck Link to File.
  5. Click OK.

The PDF will attach directly to the Word document wherever you have your cursor. Then, you can click on the attachment to open the PDF inside of the Word document, like an appendix.

Convert the PDF to Word.

If you don’t want to attach the PDF as an object, you can convert the PDF to Word, then copy and paste the information you want from the PDF directly into the Word document. The easiest way to convert PDFs to Word is with an online PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat online services.

First, visit the Acrobat Online website. Upload the PDF you want to convert and click Export to DOCX (the file type used by Word). Download the new file.

Once your PDF is in .docx format, you can edit, copy, and paste the information right into your Word document.

Discover what more you can do with Adobe Acrobat to make it easy to edit and attach PDFs to all sorts of documents.