Inserting a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in a Word document is pretty simple. In short, use the INSERT > Text > Object > Object... menu, select Create from File, select the file on the computer, and click OK. That's it, you have an embed Excel in Word!
Go to the Create from File tab if your file already exists, and click on Browse to have the opportunity of inserting spreadsheet into Word, as the file must be already existing and saved locally on the computer.
Select the file on the computer to be the embed document in Word, and click on Open to insert file into Word document.
Then, check the Display as icon box, so the link to open the Excel file in Word will be nicely displayed as an icon. Click on Change Icon...
There, option is given to select another icon, and, most important, change the name to display – for example a description instead of the local file name, this is up to you and the use you will have of this file.
And voilà ! The Excel file is now inserted in the Word document, which can be shared across, by email for example to all your colleagues and clients.
This trick actually works for all kind of documents, to be inserted in all Microsoft Office products. For example, use it to insert PDF into Excel, insert Excel into Word, have embed Word document in Excel, insert Word document into Excel, and much more.
All combinations are possible! The only requirement, is to have the file saved on the hard drive, and accessible by the Microsoft Office application in which an object have to be embed.
About the author - International Business Consulting Yoann is an International Business Consultant, facilitator and coordinator. He worked more than 10 years in global business, supply chain, financial, SAP ERP projects, Web and SEO optimization for various industries, such as logistics, cosmetics, consumer goods, beauty care, or fashion, in more than 30 countries around the globe.