Putting PDF files into office can it be done?

  bof:) 22:38 12 Feb 05

Hi all,

Friend using Win ME, Office 2000.

They have a pdf image in 'My Pictures' that they wish to place in a document they are writing in Office.

They have tried to copy and paste but they do not get a copy option when they right click the pdf image.

So, is it possible to place a pdf image into a windows document if so how?

Many thanks,


PS I'm told there is a time limit on this so a quick answer is much appreciated.

  VoG II 22:41 12 Feb 05

Use the picture select tool in Adobe Reader to select the picture. Press CTRL+C. Go to Word, CTRL+V

This won't work if the pdf file is protected.

  octal 22:43 12 Feb 05

Its possible the PDF document has been locked. One way of doing it is to take a screen dump of the image, then cut and paste that to the word doc.

  bof:) 22:53 12 Feb 05

Thanks VoG™ and octal. I've emailed your solutions to my friend and I'll say thankyou very much on their behalf. They need to do this for a university project.


  Forum Editor 23:50 12 Feb 05

when you copy and paste a PDF into a Word doc is that you'll get an embedded link. Then, when you click on the link you'll get a dialogue box asking you if you want to open the object. Click 'yes' and the PDF will open in Acrobat reader - assuming the recipient computer has the reader installed.

As the others have said (and your friend has discovered) - you won't get the copy option if the PDF is a protected file.

  bof:) 22:46 13 Feb 05

Thanks for the explanation FE its appreciated.

As I mentioned above I've emailed the help provided to my friends and have not heard from them today.

I'm assuming that the advice worked.

Thanks agin for your help,


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