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How To Import PDF to PowerPoint In 5 Simple Steps

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Do you want to add some of the content from your PDF file to your PowerPoint presentation?

Here, we will discuss importing your PDF file into your PowerPoint using five quick and easy steps.

In this article, we will go through the following:

  • How to import PDF files to PowerPoint via the screenshot function

  • How to insert a PDF into PowerPoint as an object.

  • Insert PDF file content into PowerPoint through the object "action."

  • The benefits of using a PDF file.

How to Import PDF Files to Your PowerPoint Presentation

Import PDF files to PowerPoint via the screenshot function.

One way to insert your PDF file into your presentation is by using PowerPoint's screenshot function:

  1. Open your PDF file on your PC.

    Open your pdf file first
  2. Open Microsoft PowerPoint presentation without minimizing the PDF file window.

    Open your Microsoft PowerPoint
  3. Select a specific PowerPoint slide where you want to put the PDF file, click the "Insert" tab and select "Screenshot" in the "Images" section.

    Select a presentation slide to where you want to insert pdf into PowerPoint, then click "Insert" tab and select "screenshot."
  4. In the drop-down menu of "Screenshot," choose the specific window of your PDF from the available windows and click it.

    Select from the available windows in the drop-down menu.
  5. Once you select your PDF window, move and drag the PDF file you import into PowerPoint as a picture through the "Screenshot" feature.

    Once you pdf windows appear on your presentation slide, move and drag it.

Insert a PDF into PowerPoint as an object.

If you want to insert PDF files as an object to your PowerPoint presentation:

  1. Select a PowerPoint slide in your presentation where you want to insert your PDF file.

    Select a specific PowerPoint slide
  2. Go to the "Insert" tab and select "Object" in the text group.

    Go to the "Insert" tab and click "Object" in the text group.
  3. The "Insert object" dialog box opens; select "create from file" and click "browse."

    Select "Create from file" and click "Browse."
  4. Select the PDF file you want to insert into your PowerPoint and click "Ok."

    Select the pdf file on your PC and click "Ok."
  5. Once you see the "Insert Object" dialog box, click "ok."

    Once your file  is inserted in the address bar, click "Ok."You now have insert object box to your PowerPoint file.

Insert a PDF file content into PowerPoint through the object "action."

To insert a PDF file content into PowerPoint through the object action:

  1. Go to the "Insert" tab and click "action" in the "Links" group.

    Go the the "Insert" tab and select "Action" in the links group.
  2. The "Action Settings" box opens. Click "Object action" and check the box beside "Highlight click." Then select "ok."

    A dialog box for "action settings" open, go to the "Mouse Click" tab and mark check "Object action" and "Highlight click" then click "Ok."
  3. When you double-click the PDF object, your action to your object will play through your slideshow.

    Once you double-click your object on your PowerPoint slide, your action will run and directs online location.

What are the Benefits of Using a PDF file?

These are the several advantages of using a PDF. That's why there are approximately 2.5 trillion PDF files around the globe. They can help take your presentations to the next level.

  • Very convenient to use: PDFs are easy to attach to any presentation and quick to open while you present.

  • It enables you to incorporate different forms of content. Using a PDF in the middle of a presentation can help keep your audience engaged by taking their attention to a different form of content.

  • They are safe and secure: PDFs are a great option for adding external links to your presentation, knowing they are safe and secure.

Regardless of the software, hardware, or operating system, documents will show and exchange safely using the Portable Document Format or PDF.

Final Thoughts on How to Import PDF to PowerPoint

You can easily insert pdf content to your PowerPoint slides by choosing any of the three processes above! Adding PDF files to your PowerPoint slide increases your research references and improves efficiency when researching your presentation topic.

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Frequently Asked Questions About How to Convert PDF Files to PowerPoint Presentations:

What keyboard shortcut keys are for importing PDF files into PowerPoint via the screenshot feature?

The shortcut keys to enable the screenshot feature in PowerPoint presentations are Alt+N+SC.

Can I convert pdf files into a PowerPoint file?

Yes, you can convert your entire PDF document into a PowerPoint presentation. However, you need another software to help you convert PDF into PowerPoint.

When we insert the PDF file content into PowerPoint, could the quality be better?

Yes, there is a slight quality loss when you add the PDF file to PowerPoint. Usually, larger files cause this to occur. Yet, the quality reduction must be more significant to interfere with the file's readability.

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