How to easily add Excel sheets and Word documents into PowerPoint slides?

This tutorial was written on Office 2016, but is fully applicable to later versions of Office 365 / 2019.

One of the coolest features of Microsoft Office is the ability to embed an Office application into another. Few weeks ago, we showed you how to easily insert an excel worksheet into Word. In today’s tutorial we’ll learn how to easily we can add Excel and Word docs into a PowerPoint slide (pptx/ ppt file) .

Inserting Excel spreadsheets into PowerPoint:

  • Open your PowerPoint file and click on the slide where your document has to be placed.
  • Then, click on Insert in the ribbon and select Object.
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  • Check on Create from file.
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  • Hit Browse, select your Excel spreadsheet and click Open to insert excel spreadsheet.
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Embedding a Word doc in PowerPoint 2016

  • Open your PowerPoint presentation and click on the slide where your document has to be placed.
  • Select Object in the Insert ribbon.
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  • Check on Create from file.
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  • Hit browse, select your Word document and click Open to insert your Word document.
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Embed new documents:

Embedding a new documents allows us to create a new documents inside the PowerPoint presentation slide.

Embed new Excel worksheets:

  • In your PowerPoint presentation, click on the slide where your new document has to be placed.
  • Now, click Insert in the ribbon and select Object.
  • In the object type, to insert excel spreadsheet select Microsoft Excel worksheet and click OK.
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Embed new Word instances:

  • In your PowerPoint presentation, click on the slide where your new document has to be placed.
  • Now, click Insert in the ribbon and select Object.
  • In the object type, to insert word document select Microsoft Word Document and click OK.
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