Are you working on a project that requires you to attach a spreadsheet within your Word document? If so, you may be wondering how to do this without creating extra pages in your document.
The good news is that there is a way to insert a file as an object within your Word document. This means that when someone clicks on the icon, they will open up an actual static attachment of that document.
In this post, we will cover the difference between linking and embedding a static document. Let’s get started!
First, open up your Word document and place your cursor wherever you want to insert the embedded file. Then, come up to the insert tab in Microsoft Word and select “Object” from the “Text” area drop-down menu.
Next, click on the tab that says “Create from File.” This will allow you to pick a file that you’ve already created and saved. Browse and find the file that you want to attach in the document, and then select it. Click on “Insert.”
From here, you will have an option to select the box that says “Link to File.” This will embed an icon that points to the source document wherever it is saved. If you leave this box unchecked, you will attach a static copy of that file into the Word document.
Select “Display as Icon,” and then choose the icon that you think looks good. You can scroll through and see that there are different types of icons that you can select. Once you have made your selection, click “OK.”
Word will now embed a static copy of that file into the Word document. Users who open up the document will be able to double-click on the attachment and open it. Keep in mind that if you ever make changes to the attachment, you’ll need to come in, delete the old one, and attach the new one.
And there you have it! You now know how to insert a document into Word. By following these simple steps, you can attach a file without having to create extra pages in your document.