How to insert a document in word 2007

Updated April 17, 2017

If you want to insert a document into a Microsoft Word 2007 document, there is a slow way: You open the original document and the document to insert, then copy and paste the contents together. A faster method is to use the “Text from File” command. You can add documents made in Word versions 97 to 2007 or Rich Text Format files. Using the "Object" command, you can insert other types of files, such as a portable document format (PDF) files or spreadsheets, into Word 2007 documents.

Launch Word and create a new document or open a previously created document you want to insert into.

Move your cursor to the place in the document where you want the inserted text to go.

Click on the “Insert” tab and select the “Down Arrow” next to the word "Object" in the Text group. Select “Text from File” from the drop-down menu.

Navigate and select the file you want to insert.

Click “Insert” or double-click the filename to add the contents of the document to your file. You can modify the contents of the source file if needed. Because the files are not linked, the changes you make to the current file are not reflected in the previous file.

Open a Word document..

Move your cursor within the file to where you want the other file to go.

Click on the “Insert” tab and select “Object.”

Click "Adobe Acrobat Document" from the Object Type list.

Click "OK" to insert the PDF. This document inserts as an embedded image, and changes made to the PDF file in another program will not be reflected in the Word file.


You can insert documents as linked files. Linked files reflect changes from the source file to the Word file. For example, if you linked the PDF file instead of embedding the file, changes you make to the PDF document in another program will be updated in Word when you open the program. To link a file, click on the “Insert” tab, and click “Object.” Click the “Create from File” tab. Select the file you want to insert. Check the “Link to File” check box and click “OK.”

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Translating technical jargon into everyday English is one of Anni Martin’s specialties. She is an educator and writer who spent over 13 years teaching and creating documentation at the University of Missouri. She holds a Master’s Degree in educational technology as well as Bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri.