How to Embed a Word Document Into PowerPoint 2000

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How to Embed a Word Document Into PowerPoint 2000
You can link to an embedded Word document in PowerPoint 2000. (document image by Marvin Gerste from

When you embed a Word document in PowerPoint 2000, you may link directly to the Word file from PowerPoint. Any changes you make to the source file will also appear in PowerPoint with this option. If your Word document contains several pages, only the topmost page will appear in PowerPoint. Since an embedded document may stretch beyond PowerPoint's margins, it helps to adjust the document so it fits properly. You can also edit the contents of the embedded document if you need to.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Open a new or existing presentation in PowerPoint 2000. Then go to the slide where you want the Word document to appear.

  2. 2

    Place your cursor within an existing placeholder or delete the placeholder. To delete a placeholder, select it and press the "Delete" key.

  3. 3

    Select "Insert" and "Object" from the toolbar. Then choose the "Create from File" option in the "Insert Object" toolbar.

  4. 4

    Click "Browse" and select the Word document you want to insert. Then press "OK" to close the "Browse" dialogue box.

  5. 5

    Checkmark "Link" to link to the Word document from PowerPoint. To embed the document, leave "Link" unchecked. Then click "OK."

  6. 6

    Select the embedded Word document on your page. To move it, use your mouse and drag it to a different location on the slide. To resize it, grab one of its corners. Then pull it inward until it's the correct size. To edit it, double-click the document.

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