How to attach an excel file into a word document

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When you use Microsoft Word, you can insert a variety of different objects into a document. You can add graphs, images, and even other Office files. If you want to attach an Excel file into a document, it is easy to do so. There are three ways you can go about attaching an Excel file in Word. You can attach the workbook or simply add a link or icon to the file.

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  1. 1

    Open the Word document into which you want to insert an Excel file.

  2. 2

    Click the "Insert" tab located in the toolbar at the top of the page. Select "Object" from the submenu that opens.

  3. 3

    Select "Create from file" in the box that opens, and click "Browse" so you can locate the Excel file you want to add to Word.

  4. 4

    Select the Excel file you want to attach and click "Insert."

  5. 5

    Choose whether you want to attach the entire Excel workbook or if you only want to attach a link or an Excel icon for the workbook.

  6. 6

    Check the box next to "Link to File" or "Display as Icon" if you do not want to attach the workbook, and then click "OK." The link or icon will appear in your document.

  7. 7

    Click "OK" after you insert the file if you want to show the workbook and not a link or icon. The workbook will show up in your document.

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