How to Add a Word Document to PowerPoint

By Filonia LeChat

PowerPoint slides offer room to place text, graphics, video, sound and documents imported from other software programs, such as PowerPoint's Microsoft Office Suite partner, Word. You can add a Word document to a PowerPoint slide just as quickly as any other type of file and thus merge two pieces of the Microsoft puzzle together.

Step 1

Open PowerPoint. To add a Word document to an existing presentation, click the "File" tab, click "Open," browse to the presentation, double-click it and press the "Page Down" key to get to the slide to add the Word file onto. Otherwise, PowerPoint has already started a blank slide.

Step 2

Click the "Insert" tab. Click the "Object" button in the middle of the ribbon below the tab. The "Insert Object" window opens.

Step 3

Click the "Create from file" radio button. Click the "Browse" button and browse to the Word document to add.

Step 4

Double-click the Word document to return to the "Insert Object" window. Click the "OK" button to close the window and add the Word file to the PowerPoint slide.