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How to insert an Excel spreadsheet into Word

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!

Insert document into Word

This works with all Microsoft Office products, to embed any kind of file in a Word, Excel, PowerPoint document.

In detail, starting from a Microsoft Excel file, save it locally on computer, as works in progress cannot be used to embed Excel file in Word.

Insert Excel file into Word : Excel file to insert in another Microsoft document
Excel file to insert in another Microsoft document

In the Microsoft Word document, open the INSERT > Text > Object > Object... menu, is how to insert an Excel file into Word, by following the guided options that will be displayed.

Insert Excel file into Word : Word document in which an Excel should be inserted
Word document in which an Excel should be inserted

How to insert Excel into 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.

Insert Excel file into Word : Browse for the local file to insert
Browse for the local file to insert

Select the file on the computer to be the embed document in Word, and click on Open to insert file into Word document.

Insert Excel file into Word : Select the file to insert
Select the file to insert

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...

Insert Excel file into Word : Do not forget to select Display as Icon, and Change icon to enter a meaningful name
Do not forget to select Display as Icon, and Change icon to enter a meaningful name

Insert Excel spreadsheet into Word

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.

Insert Excel file into Word : Enter a meaningful name for the file to be displayed
Enter a meaningful name for the file to be displayed

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.

Insert Excel file into Word : Embed spreadsheet in Word
Embed spreadsheet in Word

How to insert a document in Word

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.

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