Link Word to PowerPoint


There are three ways to link Word to PowerPoint. Embed an object, if it is not to large, Paste special and link or use the hyperlink feature to link to a Word document.


Inserting an object is a simple process, select the insert tab and then object. In the displayed dialogue box select the browse option and find the file required. Link or display as an icon are available. If you want the data to automatically update, select the link option. It is important not to try and embed too much data as it is difficult to see on a slide.

Paste Special to embed Word

Using the copy and paste special option is probably the best way to link Word to PowerPoint. Only the data copied is displayed in PowerPoint and will be updated when changes are made to the source document.

Hyperlink to link Word to PowerPoint

To use the hyperlink option, highlight the text on the screen that will contain the link and then select the insert tab and link. Browse to the file location. The hyperlink is only active in full screen mode. The hyperlink option has the benefit of using the full functionality of Microsoft Word and is particularly useful if the document has several pages.


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