Can I insert a PDF in Word Online?

Word Online doesn’t let you insert objects, such as PDFs, into a document. However, you can edit the PDF itself in Word Online, which lets you update the PDF’s content, or copy and paste content from the PDF into a Word document.

Note:  When you open a PDF in Word Online, it is converted to a Word document and may not look exactly like the original document. For example, line and page breaks may happen in different spots. The conversion works best with PDFs that are mostly text.

If you own the Word desktop app, you can use it to add a PDF. Click Open in Word to start using the desktop app.

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If you don’t own the Word desktop app, you can try or buy the latest version of Office now.

We make frequent updates to Word Online. To get the latest news on features, visit the Office Online blog.

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