Insert PDF files into PowerPoint presentations

Content
  1. Create a richer presentation experience
  2. Insert PDF as an object on a PowerPoint slide
  3. Open PDF during slideshow
  4. Insert PDF as image in PowerPoint
  5. Insert text and images from PDF to PowerPoint
  6. Import PDF to PowerPoint for Mac
  7. Import PDF to web-based PowerPoint (Office 365)

Create a richer presentation experience

Adding a PDF file to a PowerPoint slideshow can make your presentation richer. You can use several methods to insert PDF files into PowerPoint slides.

If you explore the ways to insert PDF file in PowerPoint in different ways, you can choose the method that suits you best in PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2003. There are several options for PowerPoint for Mac: too. You cannot insert or edit PDF files in PowerPoint 365/Online, although they will appear in this format if inserted with a different version.

Remark . The instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, and PowerPoint for Mac.

Insert PDF as an object on a PowerPoint slide

Before you begin, make sure the PDF file is not open on your computer.

    1. Open the PowerPoint slide where you want to insert the PDF.

    1. Go to tab or menu Insert and select An object .

    1. Select Create from file and press the button Overview .

    1. Navigate to the desired PDF file, click to select it and click Okay .

    1. Click Okay in the dialog box Insert object .

The first page of the PDF appears on the slide and the PDF file becomes part of the presentation file. You can open it by double clicking on the image of the first page in normal mode.

Open PDF during slideshow

If you want to be able to open a PDF file during a presentation, add an action to the image.

  1. Open a slide with a PDF object inserted in Normal view.

  2. Click the icon of the image or PDF file to select it.

  3. Go to tab or menu Insert and select Action .

  4. Select tab mouse click if you want to open the PDF file with one click. Select tab move your mouse if you want it to open when you point to the PDF.

  5. Select Object action and press Open .

Insert PDF as image in PowerPoint

If you only want to view the contents of one page of a PDF file, you can add it to a PowerPoint slide as an image. This feature is only available in PowerPoint 2013 and 2016.

  1. Open the PDF file.

  2. Open PowerPoint and navigate to the slide where you want to insert the PDF as an image.

  3. Go to the tab Insert and choose Screenshot . All of your available windows are listed, including the open PDF file.

  4. Click a PDF file in the Available Windows section to add it to your slide as an image.

Insert text and images from PDF to PowerPoint

Another way to add a specific portion of a PDF to PowerPoint is to use Adobe Acrobat Reader. These steps apply to PowerPoint 2010, 2007 and 2003 with Adobe Reader version 7.

To paste text from a PDF file:

  1. Open the PDF file in Adobe Reader.

  2. Go to menu Tools , select Mainly and press Select .

  3. Select the text you want to copy.

  4. Go to menu Change and press To copy .

  5. Open PowerPoint and click on the slide where you want to insert the PDF text.

  6. Click Insert on the menu House or click on ctrl-v .

To insert an image from a PDF file:

  1. Open the PDF file in Adobe Reader.

  2. Right-click the PDF and select the Select tool.

  3. Click on the image and either ctrl+c , or right click and select Copy image .

    • You can also hold down the mouse button and drag a rectangle around the picture you want to insert into PowerPoint.

  4. Open PowerPoint and click on the slide where you want to insert the PDF image.

  5. Click Insert on the menu House or click on Ctrl+V .

Import PDF to PowerPoint for Mac

If you try to insert a PDF file into PowerPoint as an object in PowerPoint for Mac, you may receive an error that the file type is not supported or the file is not available. This is because object linking and embedding is not fully implemented in Mac Office applications.

You can insert text and images from a PDF file into PowerPoint for Mac using the same steps as above.

Another option is to link to a PDF file.

  1. Make sure the PFD you want to use is stored in the same location as your presentation.

  2. Go to the slide where you want to add the link to the PDF.

  3. Select the text, image, or shape to which you want to link the PDF file.

  4. Click Insert , select hyperlink and select Web page or file .

  5. Click Overview , navigate to the location of the PDF file to select it and click Okay .

You can open a hyperlink during a presentation to view the PDF file.

Import PDF to web-based PowerPoint (Office 365)

As mentioned, you cannot insert or edit PDF files in PowerPoint Online. However, they appear as expected when created in a different version of PowerPoint.

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