How to Insert a PDF Into a PowerPoint

Add a PDF to your PowerPoint presentation – either as an object or as an image.

You have a PDF that would be the perfect addition to your PowerPoint presentation. The only question is – how to insert a PDF into PowerPoint? Free online PDF2Go tools can help you to add a PDF into a presentation as an image, or to create a PowerPoint directly from the PDF. In this article, learn more about these methods and choose the one that suits you best.

Generally, there are two ways to insert a PDF into a PowerPoint presentation: as an image or as an object.

1 How to insert a PDF into a PowerPoint as an image

If you want to add only a single page of a PDF into your presentation, inserting a PDF into a PowerPoint as an image is the right method for you. All you need to do is to turn the PDF document into a JPG file first.

This method is perfect for incorporating small amounts of content into presentations. You can use it when you do not want to open the entire PDF whenever you reference it.

TIP: Split the PDF if you have a document with many pages that you do not intend to use in the presentation. Our online Split PDF tool enables you to select only the pages that are important to you. Separate one page or a whole range of pages from a PDF.

More on How to Split Pages in PDF.

Here is how to insert a PDF file into a PowerPoint as an image

  1. Go to the PDF to JPG tool.
  2. Upload the PDF you want to insert from your computer, Google Drive, or Dropbox.
  3. Optionally, change the image size, and resolution or add photo effects to your image by choosing any of the given options.
  4. Click on the "Start" button. After the conversion, you can choose to download individual pages or the entire document.
  5. Now, go to your PowerPoint document and select Insert > Pictures > This Device.
  6. Find and select the page(s) you want to insert and then, click Open.

2 How to insert a PDF into PowerPoint as an object

This method enables you to put your entire PDF file into a PowerPoint presentation. It is an extremely useful option to have if, for example, you want to present data about a topic of your choice. In other words, you can use a PDF file as a support document for your presentation.

Once the PDF has been inserted into PowerPoint as an object, you can open and view it during the presentation.

Here is how to insert a PDF into PowerPoint as an object

  1. In PowerPoint, select the slide that you want to add the file to, and then select Insert > Object.
  2. In the Insert Object box, select Create from file.
  3. Enter the PDF file location or, click Browse, find the PDF file, and then select OK.

The PDF is now part of the presentation file! You can open the full PDF file by double-clicking the image when viewing or editing (Normal view).

Note: If you receive an error when trying to insert a PDF document as an object, make sure the PDF file is not open on your computer.

3 Convert a PDF into a PowerPoint Presentation

Did you know that you can directly turn a PDF document into a PowerPoint presentation? Our powerful online PDF to PowerPoint converter is an excellent choice for this task. This way, you can easily edit the original PDF file by converting it straight into PowerPoint.

Here is how to convert a PDF into a PowerPoint Presentation

  1. Go to the PDF to PowerPoint tool.
  2. Upload the PDF you want to convert to PPT or PPTX from your computer, Google Drive, or Dropbox.
  3. Click on the "START" button to convert the PDF file to an editable PowerPoint document.

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