How to link PPT or PDF objects in Word document

A day might have come in your life, where you had asked yourself while working on Word 2010 that, wouldn’t it be great if I could insert my PPT into this Microsoft Word document?

I used to have this feeling every alternate day when I had to work on my projects during my graduate days because at that moment I wasn’t aware of the feature to insert PowerPoint documents, PDF files or other objects into my Word document.

We aren’t aware of this feature because it is not clearly visible in Word 2010 like inserting your images or screenshots, etc.

Link PowerPoint and PDF to Word

Let us understand how to accomplish it:

  • Open your Microsoft Word 2010.
  • Click on Insert tab in Word 2010 . You will find an Object scroll down button under Text Category.
  • Click on Object then again Object.
  • A window will pop out. Select Create from file

  • Click on Browse to locate your file you want to link to your Word 2010 document. I selected a .pdf file just for the sake of an example. Check Link to File and Display as Icon buttons.

You will find the file is appearing as an icon. Click on it to open it directly from Word 2010.

The idea of sharing this tip is to allow you to interlink your important documents, so that if any user wants to view them he can open it directly from your Word 2010 document rather than searching the whole hard disk to locate that particular file.

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Harsh Mahajan is a Microsoft Student Partner. A technology enthusiast at heart, he has a tremendous passion for emerging technologies & trends like Cloud Computing & Windows Azure. He is associated with the International .Net Association as Brains Unleashed leader.


  1. Barry

    Harsh: Great tip on dropping a .ppt into WORD. Thx

  2. Viswanath

    How to redirect (object/hyperlink) to a specific page or place of the external document (.pdf) from word 2010?

  3. Kellie

    But what if you need to email the document to someone else and want them to be able to open the embedded file? I can’t seem to get that to work.

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