How to Merge a PDF into Word

By Steve Gregory

The Portable Document File (PDF) format is an open standard that enables information to be captured and transferred in its original form. PDFs can be used on most operating systems to view and send documents. The source documents retain their original formatting, color and information. Although newer versions of the Adobe PDF software do not allow users to cut and paste information into Microsoft Word, there is an alternative method to merge a PDF into Word, using its hyperlink feature.

Step 1

Right-click on an open space on the desktop. Select "New" from the pop-up list, and then "Folder." Name the folder and place it on your desktop. Navigate to the PDF file, and drag the file into the newly created folder on your desktop.

Step 2

Open the Microsoft Word application in your computer. Click the "Microsoft Office" button, and then select "Open" from the drop-down list. Click the Word file into which you want to place the PDF file. The Word document will open. Save the Word document in the new folder on your desktop that also contains the PDF file.

Step 3

Type the text in the Word document that you want to link to the PDF file. For example, type "PDF of report." Select the text and right-click on it. Select "Hyperlink..." from the pop-up menu. Click the "Browse" button in the Hyperlink dialog window, navigate to the PDF file and click "OK." The PDF file is now merged with the Word document via a hyperlink. Clicking on the hyperlink will open the PDF file.