How to Import a PDF Into Pages

By John Smith

The popular Adobe file format known as PDF is great for putting an exact copy of a printable document into a computer format. Unlike some editable text programs like Microsoft Word, you can't just go in and move things around in a PDF file. You can, however, use the snapshot tool in Adobe's Reader program to copy sections or an entire PDF. Once you copy the section to your clipboard, you can then insert the PDF into other documents using the paste function.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Reader

Step 1

Download the Adobe Reader program from the Adobe website, if you do not already have it installed on your computer. This is a free program and if you are able to view PDF files, then you most likely already have it installed on your computer.

Step 2

Double-click on the PDF file that you wish to insert. This will open the file with Adobe Reader.

Step 3

Click on the "Tools" option at the top menu and select "Select & Zoom." Then click on the "Snapshot Tool."

Step 4

Use the left-click on the mouse to select the page or section you wish to copy in the PDF file. Once you release the mouse button, Adobe Reader will inform you that the highlighted portion has been copied.

Step 5

Open the program you wish to insert the Adobe file into (for instance, Microsoft Word) and paste the PDF section by using the program's "paste" option, or clicking "CTRL+V" on your keyboard. The PDF section will be inserted into the document.