How to Insert a PDF into a Word Document

Regardless of your job occupation, document management is an inevitable part of every work day. If you often work with MS Office documents such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint, you probably know that there is an option to insert different objects into that document. Not only can you add illustrations and tables, but you can also add images and PDF documents. It is particularly convenient when you want to add data from a different document. Since most documents are preserved in PDF, converting that PDF to Word and then copying the data in Word document you are working with, can result in losing the formatting. Moreover, it can altering the formatting of the working document as well. For that reason, it is more safe to insert a PDF into a Word. To do so you just need to follow the instructions below:

Insert a PDF into a Word

 

Open a Word document you are working with and click on the Insert menu. It is placed next to the Home menu.

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Click on the Object button and then on Create from File tab. You will find Object button in the Text tab as shown on the image below.

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When you open the Object window, it will look like this:

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Locate the PDF file you want to insert, by clicking the Browse button. Finally, click OK to insert a PDF into Word document.

The same principle can work with other MS Office programs. This useful tip can be applied to different types of document management tasks, for both business and personal use. It is never enough learning of new skills!

News: PDF Converter Elite Has Received Another Reward

With the release of the new version of PDF Converter Elite, we have received many compliments on the software and its performance. We would like to thank all the bloggers and other software review experts who found our software worth of reviewing. Apart from positive notes, we also received a reward from software review website Holyfile.

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Here what they said about our software:

“What we discovered in PDF Converter Elite 5 that could be useful for us?

When you want to send a file and make sure the format doesn’t change on the other computer, you’ll send it as a PDF file. This way you always keep the layout professionally looking. It’s a simple thing, but it really matters when you want your presentation to look good. It could mean the difference between a promotion and a demotion. The great thing about the program is that you can split and merge PDFs and even scanned PDFs can be converted. There are some PDF converters available on the internet, but none as good as this one.

This is why we have given the Holyfile award:

PDF Converter Elite 5 has proven useful in many ways to us. As we often make sure to save documents as PDFs to make sure others can’t edit the content, we also experience the struggle when we see a spelling mistake or we want to edit the document ourselves. That means we’ll have to find the original Word or Excel document, change it there, save it and convert it to PDF again after we correct the error.

PDF Converter Elite 5 has made this much easier as you can now edit directly in the PDF document. As it’s also a simple program with a detailed and beautiful user interface, we believe PDF Converter Elite totally deserves this award.”

PDF Converter Elite 5 is out and about! Make sure you try it first!

It’s been more than one year since we released the version 4 of PDF Converter Elite. It had better conversion quality and OCR engine than PCE 3, but it had limited editing capabilities. With version 5 we tried to combine both, to keep and even more improve the conversion quality, to use the latest OCR technology, and on the other hand to restore some old editing features and introduce a totally new way of editing PDF documents. PDF Converter has just been released today and don’t wait too long to discover its new features:

Meet New PDF Editor on the Market

Apart from existing editing features, we added one quite distinguished PDF editing feature. From now on you can add or delete specific parts of the text directly on your PDF. If you need to apply just small changes to your PDF, to fix typos or rearrange pages, you don’t have to convert a PDF to editable file formats. With PDF Converter Elite your PDF behaves as an editable format.

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Split PDF And Merge PDF Are Back

PCE 3 users probably remember these editing features. In PDF Converter Elite 5, you can extract pages from your PDF, merge whole PDF files or only specific pages of another PDF. In addition to that, you can merge selected pages after any page of the existing PDF, not just at the end.

Convert PDF to CSV – Default or Personalized Conversion

We know how much you like to use custom PDF to Excel conversion, so we added one more conversion type that has advanced custom options. Similar to Excel, in version 5 of PDF Converter Elite you can choose to convert PDF to CSV in two ways: with or without personalization of tables, columns and rows.

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Batch Conversion With Scanned PDF Files

Those users who convert multiple PDF documents to the same file format know how important is batch conversion- it saves time since all documents are converted at once. Batch conversion used to work with native PDF files only and now it works with scanned PDF files as well.

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How to Print to PDF

PDF files are used on occasions when you want to be sure that the end user will see the file the way you see it. Other file formats can alter the output because they are not compatible on every device. It also depends on MS Office version and operating system version. There are three ways to print to PDF and have your content preserved in the same formatting.

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Print to PDF Online

If you don’t want to install anything on a computer and you prefer online tools, try Create PDF Online. With this online tool you can create a PDF in 3 simple steps. Upload the file, enter your email address and click Start. In a few minutes, you will get an email with the download link to your converted file. All converted files are deleted from the servers after 24 hours, due to privacy policy, so in that time you need to save a file on your computer.

 

Print to PDF Offline

If you don’t want to rely on internet and you don’t mind installing programs on your computer, try Free PDF Creator. It is a free tool for PDF creation and it creates a PDF from any Windows application. Open the file you want to print to PDF and click on File menu. Choose Print button and from the list of printers select Free PDF Creator. Click the Print button and then the Create PDF button to print to PDF.

 

Print to PDF on Mobile

 

If you like to use your mobile phone as a portable computer, download Save as PDF on your phone. Open the file you want to print to PDF and then tap on the Share button to access the Open in menu. There you will find the app and your file will be printed to PDF instantly.

 

3 Ways to Convert a PNG to PDF

If you sometimes needed to convert a PNG file to PDF, you have probably used one of these ways to complete the action. But let’s see what are other ways to convert PNG to PDF and what are the pros and cons of each solution:

convert png to pdfConvert PNG to PDF Free Online

If you don’t like to install anything on your computer, you should choose this option. Not only don’t you need to bother about installations but you can also use the online tool from anywhere, your home, office or internet caffe. If you use laptop instead of a desktop computer, you can convert PNG files to PDF online, from anywhere, under condition you have internet access. PDF Creator online is the tool you need in that case. With this tool you can turn your PNG files in PDF in just three simple steps.

Pros: You can do it anywhere if you have a laptop with you. If you use desktop computer you can still use it without need to install anything.

Cons: You need internet access.

 

Convert PNG to PDF Without Internet

If you don’t want to rely on having internet access all the time, you can use desktop program for PDF conversion, such as PDF Converter Elite. The only time when you will need internet is when you download the installation file. Once you install the program on your computer, you can convert PDF to different file formats and create a PDF out of any file format, without internet. In this case, you can convert a .png file to PDF by using PDF creation feature of the program.

Open the program, click on the Create button and locate the .png file you want to turn to PDF. You can even restrict the permissions of the file, if you want to keep it confidential, by applying different security options. Click the X button to close the file and you will be asked to save the newly created PDF.

Pros: You don’t need internet access to convert a PNG to PDF. You can even create secure PDF.

Cons: You need to install the program on your computer.

 

     Convert PNG to PDF on the go

People who are always in a hurry and prefer to complete their daily tasks on the go, usually rely on mobile devices most. Luckily, there are tons of apps for smartphones and tablets, that can help you in every possible situation. Mobile apps usually have less options than desktop ones because mobile devices are less powerful than computers and laptops. Since mobile apps are quite popular nowadays, there is a wide range of apps that convert to.png files to PDF, and you can find them on the App store and Google Play store.

Pros: You can convert files even when you are far away from your computer.

Cons: You need internet access.
What solution you find most convenient and why? Share your opinion with us in the comments section below.

How to Convert Scanned PDF to Word

Did you know? Managing documents can have direct and huge impact on your productivity. Imagine you have received a document via email and you cannot open it or the formatting is lost because you and the person who sent the document don’t use compatible programs. If you deal with paper documents, it may probably happen that you cannot find the paper document you need or your desk is covered with a pile of papers. There are many examples that prove that going paperless is a must and adopting your business to paperless method of document management, necessarily involves dealing with scanned documents.

Why people use scanned documents?

The answer is simple. Long time ago, everything was kept on paper. When business turned to paperless technology, they couldn’t start from scratch and just forget about paper documents. They had to be transferred in a digital form. The only way to do that is via scanner and the result is a scanned document. Scanned documents are usually saved in PDF format. The problem arises when you need to edit a scanned document, because not all PDF conversion tools can successfully convert scanned PDF files.

How to Edit Scanned PDFs?

If you need to edit a scanned PDF first you need to convert it to editable file format such as MS Word, Excel and other. After the conversion you just need to open a converted file in one of these programs and edit its content. If you convert a scanned PDF to Word and the conversion result cannot be edited, that means you converted a file from one format to another, for example, from PDF to Word, but it is still unusable- the text is still locked within an image. That means, the PDF converter you use doesn’t have the OCR technology. OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition, and only if a PDF converter has an integrated OCR, it can convert scanned PDFs.

How to Convert Scanned PDF to Word?

There are three ways to convert a PDF to Word: online- by using PDF to Word online, offline- using desktop PDF Converter Elite program, on your mobile phone- using some of the numerous PDF mobile apps on the market. You can convert scanned PDFs with both tools mentioned above, because they have integrated OCR technology.

To convert a PDF to Word online:

  1. Click here and tap on Choose File button.

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  1. Enter your email address where you want to receive the download link to your file.
  2. Click Start button and within a few minutes expect a converted file in your inbox.

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To Convert a PDF to Word with PDF Converter Elite:

 

  1. Download the program here.
  2. Run the program and click the Open icon to locate a scanned PDF you wish to convert.
  3. Click the Edit menu and tick Convert Using OCR option. You will find it in OCR Options section. In that way, you are turning on the OCR engine.
  4. Click the Word icon to convert a scanned PDF to Word.

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  1. On the right side panel, choose one of three selection options. You can select the whole document, only an area of the document or the certain pages.
  2. Choose the conversion mode and click the Convert button.

Six Websites to Create Christmas Video Cards Free

christmas greeting cardsChristmas is almost here! Have you already sent out Christmas greeting cards to all your family members, friends and business contacts? Well, if you haven’t, do not despair or stop that wonderful tradition this year just because you think there simply isn’t time anymore (or money for that matter) to buy cards, envelopes, postage stamps and mail them out in time to each recipients’ mailbox before Santa arrives.

We researched and listed six great websites that let you create not just regular Christmas cards, but video Christmas cards. And best of all, they are all free! These websites will not only save you time and money, but will help you preserve trees and send creative, personalized video Christmas wishes.

1) Llerah Christmas Video Cards

This is an old website with hundres of videos available. There are videos for occassion and 119 videos are made for Christmas. You can share the video on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and you can personalize the video before sending it. However, personalized card are not free. You need to pay a small fee, $10 per year, to get a personalized card.

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2) GoAnimate offers simple video making tools for creating and publishing videos Internet-wide. These tools allow users to fully customize their videos. The users can create custom characters, import images and even record voices. Wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in your own voice to all your relatives and friends without actually calling them.

 

Christmas Video Cards

3) Christmas Cards and Video Greetings

This is a mobile app available only for iPhone and iPad users. The app is free but it has an in-app purchase- you can have longer recording at the price of $1.99 and it is an one time price. This app is very easy to use, just select a card template and record a video.

4) Regards

There are 54 Christmas cards available. Most of them are flash animations and you need to have a Flash player plugin in order to see them. There are also some regular cards in form of an image, which you can use to send an electronical Christmas card.

5) Blue Mountain

There are tons of interactive cards for Christmas and other holidays, as well as printable cards. The video can be replayed over and over again and sent for free as a link. If you want to personalize it further, you need to have Flesh installed on your computer.

We hope you find these websites helpful and fun.

We wish you a happy holiday season and a successful 2017!

Your PDFConverter.com Team

Photo Credit: George Eastmen

How to Convert PDF to JPG with PDF Converter Elite

PDF conversion is an inseparable part of every document management action. One of the most popular conversions apart from PDF to Word, is definitely PDF to JPG. People are often in need to convert PDF to JPG files. Whereas there are a lot of online tools that enable easy conversion from PDF to JPG, desktop tools offer additional settings and customization of the output file. Here you will learn how to convert PDF to JPG file with PDF Converter Elite.

Start PDF Converter Elite and click the Open icon to pick a PDF you want to convert to Image file format. The selected file will appear in the document (central) area of the program. From the Convert menu, you can select the option PDF to Images or click Image icon from the menu bar. On the right side of the screen you will see the Select options. Not only can you select all pages of the PDF document, but you can also utilize only specific area of the document or certain pages.

Under the Select option you can see the Image Format options as well as Image Size settings.convert pdf to jpg

Change Image Format Output

The conversion output file is setup by default to be a .png file. To convert a PDF to JPG, just choose that format from the list of formats. The JPEG image quality is set up to be 100% but that can be changed as well.

Change Image Size

Dimensions of the image can be easily changed. You can adjust both width and the height of the image. In addition to that, you can scale the image and in that way reduce the image size.

Additional Tips

If you want to have your image black and white, tick that box. If you have changed your mind about the settings you set up, just click the Reset button and start from scratch.

The final step is to click the Convert button and the converted jpg file will be automatically saved to your computer.

How to Merge Cells in Excel

If you are using Excel for expense tracking, sales data comparison and other finance related stuff, you will probably come into a situation when two or multiple Excel spreadsheets should be rejoined and analyzed. Whether you have multiple offices or several people working on the same thing and using different spreadsheets, you will eventually need to learn how to merge cells in Excel. The cells you need to combine can be in the same workbook but different worksheets or in the totally different workbooks. Either way, you can merge spreadsheets and compare results you need.

How to Merge Cells in Excel  Placed in Different Workbooks

If you just want to have worksheets from different Excel files merged into one document, you can achieve that in 3 easy steps. Here is how to do it:

 

  1. Open Excel documents you want to merge.
  2. Right mouse click on the worksheet you want to merge with another one and click on the Move or Copy.

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  1. On the drop-down menu Move selected sheets to book, select the appropriate document and click OK.

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Note: The data you have moved to another Excel spreadsheet will be permanently deleted from the worksheet where was initially created. If you still want to keep a copy of that data, make sure you tick the Create a copy box.

By following these steps, you can merge data from one Excel spreadsheet to another but the data from merged spreadsheets will still be in different sheets. If you want to merge data from two different sheets into one for better data comparison, just keep reading.

How to merge cells in Excel that are in the same workbook?

The thing with joining two worksheets into one is that you cannot just add data from one worksheet to another, like you did in the first case. What you need to do is to create a master worksheet that will be empty. There will be placed the data from two or more worksheets if you follow these guidelines:

  1. Select the upper-left cell of the area in the master worksheet, where you want that consolidated data to show up.
  2. Go back to one of your worksheets and select the data you want to merge. In the tab Data, click on Consolidate (Data tools tab).

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  1. The window will come up like shown on the image below. From the Function drop-down list, choose the summary function that you want Excel to use to merge worksheets. The default function is SUM but you can also use other functions, according to your needs.
  2. Click the Browse button to find your workbook and the file path will be shown in Reference
  3. Go to another worksheet and select the data you want to merge. The Reference box will show up and you just need to go back to the first worksheet when the Consolidate dialog will reappear. Click Add You can repeat that action for all ranges you want to add to your merged worksheet.
  1. Press OK, and Excel will merge the worksheets for you.

Note: Make sure that data has the same layout and format and that there is no blank space within the rows.

Types of Excel Charts Used in the Classroom

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Although there are many education technology tools that teachers use, and a vast number of them is tailored for any imaginable occasion, most teachers still don’t want to leave MS Office behind. It is widely known that PowerPoint and Word are the most popular programs among teachers because they can use them for research papers, essays, lesson presentations and handouts. However, a widespread use of Excel cannot be ignored. Some people think that Excel is only for accountants and auditors but the truth is, even teachers can use it. For instance, Excel charts can be very well employed into daily activities of one teacher. There are different types of Excel charts and each of them has different purpose in the classroom.

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Anchor Chart

Anchor chart is not a default Excel chart you can add in your spreadsheet but there are tons of Excel templates of anchor charts in Excel. Anchor charts are actually a powerful learning tool that help teachers not to lose track of the lesson and to help students remember the most important things. Anchor charts are usually printed out and displayed in the classroom for future revision and they can be used for all subjects.

Treemap Chart

These kind of charts can be used by students to present their family teachers or they can help language teachers with vocabulary lessons. Generally, they can help to any kind of writing.

Pie Chart

These charts are one of the most popular because of their visual look. They are usually colorful and represent the percentage. In elementary classroom it is especially convenient to use the pie charts when learning kids math basics and fractions.

Flow Chart

There is no default flow chart you can just insert into Excel spreadsheet but you can learn how to create a flow chart in Excel here. Flow charts are explanatory charts that give step-by-step guide to the students. Teachers can use them to further explain complex processes in physics, biology, history etc. Flow charts improve students’ organization skills and the learning process.

Bonus chart for busy teachers: Learn how to create bullet charts in Excel. Bullet charts are also necessary for teachers but not available in Excel. In other words, you need to make them by yourself.