3 Methods to Insert PDF File into Your PowerPoint

The “Insert” function enables you to add many useful contents into PowerPoint, but absolutely it is far from enough. When you’re making a great PowerPoint presentation and want to insert a data document, usually in PDF file, how can you insert PDF into PowerPoint? PowerPoint allows you to insert picture, photo album, video, audio, etc. directly, but you cannot insert PDF file that way, especially when a PDF file has more than one page.


In this article, we would like to share 3 simple ways to insert whole PDF to PowerPoint 2010. If you happen to need to insert a PDF file into your PowerPoint presentation, the following tips will be helpful to you.


Method 1: Insert PDF into PowerPoint 2010 with Adobe Reader

We know there are many PDF readers like Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, PDF X-Change Viewer, etc., but it seems that only after you installed Adobe Reader, you can insert PDF file into PowerPoint directly.


Step 1: Open PowerPoint 2010 and click “Insert” tab on the ribbon → click “Object” to insert PDF into PowerPoint.

PDF to PowerPoint: Adobe Reader-1


Step 2: A window will show up for you to choose the object format. Choose “Adobe Acrobat Document”, click “OK” and browse the PDF file.

PDF to PowerPoint: Adobe Reader-2


If the PDF has only one page, the PDF file will be inserted into PowerPoint 2010 as below.

PDF to PowerPoint: Adobe Reader-3


Step 3: If the PDF file has multiple pages, it will be opened in Abode Reader. Then you should select the “Snapshot” tool from the toolbar to save the page as picture.

PDF to PowerPoint: Adobe Reader-4


Step 4: Draw the box to the whole page to copy the snapshot to clipboard. In PowerPoint 2010, paste the copied snapshot to the location where you want to insert PDF into PowerPoint.


Repeat step 3 and step 4 to import whole PDF to PowerPoint.


It could be frustrating to copy and paste snapshots if the PDF file has too many pages. So are there any easier ways to insert PDF with multiple pages into PowerPoint?


Method 2: Inert PDF to PowerPoint as images

Why not save PDF file as images in the first place. You can use PDF X-change Viewer to export PDF as images or some online services to convert PDF to images for free.


PDF X-change Viewer is a light feature-rich PDF reader. The free version enables you to export a PDF file to image formats like JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, etc. You only need to pay if you want to create PDF from other documents.

PDF to PowerPoint: PDF X-Change Viewer


The Zamzar might be the best online file converter which enables you to convert PDF to images without installing anything on your computer. The process is quite simple: choose the PDF file → choose the format (e.g. JPG) → enter your email address to receive the converted images → convert.

PDF to PowerPoint: Zamzar


After you have converted PDF as images, you can insert them into PowerPoint 2010 easily.


Note: Click “Insert” → “Photo Album”, so that you can insert all PDF images into PowerPoint at a time.

PDF to PowerPoint: Photo Album


Method 3: Inert PDF to PowerPoint with PDF to PowerPoint converter

PDF to PowerPoint converter enables you to convert each PDF page to one PowerPoint slide.


Step 1. Click “Add Files” to import your PDF file into this program.


Step 2. Choose an output file type, e.g. PPTX file. Then choose an output folder to save the converted PowerPoint file.


Step 3. Click “Convert” to start the conversion.

PDF to PowerPoint converter


That’s it. Enjoy your PowerPoint presentation with the 3 methods to insert PDF into PowerPoint.


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