How to Insert a PDF Into Word 2003

By Ann Jamerson

Microsoft Word 2003 allows users to insert various objects, sounds, clip art and pictures into their documents, including PDF files. Embedding PDF files within a Word document is similar to inserting images. However, the actual content of the PDF cannot be edited. To edit the PDF's content, you must open the PDF in a PDF editor, such as Adobe Acrobat.

Step 1

Open the Word 2003 document in which you wish to embed a PDF file.

Step 2

Position your cursor in the area on the document in which you want to insert the PDF file.

Step 3

Click on "Insert" on the main menu bar and select "Object." A new window will open and prompt you to select the type of object that you want to insert.

Step 4

Select the "Create New" tab.

Step 5

Select "Adobe Acrobat X.X Object" from the "Object type" menu and click "OK." The "X.X" represents numbers and will vary depending on what version of Adobe Acrobat that you have installed on your computer.

Step 6

Search for and select the appropriate PDF file in the new window that opens and click "Open." If the PDF has multiple pages, you will be prompted to select the page or pages to insert. The PDF will appear in the document where the cursor is positioned and may carry over to the next page as needed depending on the space available.

Step 7

Resize and reposition the PDF as needed.