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How to Insert Word Documents Into PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

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Most Microsoft Office apps play nicely together, and Word and PowerPoint are no exception. In this lesson, you'll learn how to insert a Word document into your PowerPoint presentation.

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Note: In this tutorial we use the Simphony template. You can find more great PPT presentation templates on Envato Elements or GraphicRiver or in our Ultimate Guide to the Best Microsoft PowerPoint Templates.

How to Insert Word Documents Into PowerPoint Quickly

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that complement this video. 

1. Insert Word Document File Into PowerPoint

The first way that you can add a Word document to your PowerPoint presentation is to go to the Insert tab and choose Object. Let's choose Create from file, and then browse to where our Word document is stored.

Insert Word file into PowerPoint
Find the Word document file you want to insert into PowerPoint and click Open.

For our first example, let's tick this Display as icon and then press OK. Now, you can see there's a Word document icon here in the presentation. This file is actually inside the PowerPoint file now. And you can double click it to open it up inside of Word.

Word document file inside PowerPoint presentation
There's now a Word document file inside the PowerPoint presentation.

Even if you send this presentation to someone else, the Word document file is still inside and they can access it.

2. Insert Word Document Text Into PowerPoint

Another way that you can work with a Word document is to insert some of the content from inside it into the presentation. Let's follow the same steps here, but this time we won't check the Display as icon option.

Insert Word content into PowerPoint
If you just want to add Word content to PowerPoint, don't check the Display as icon option.

When we press OK, we'll actually see a text box with content from inside the Word file itself. The text might need some reformatting or reworking, but it's still far faster than re-creating it from scratch.

Finishing Up!

 You've just learned how to insert a Word document into PowerPoint using two different options. Don't forget these options when you need to work with Word and PowerPoint documents in tandem.

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