Insert_PDFs_to_Word comes in the form of an add-in for Office (Microsoft Word, more precisely) that has the ability of adding the pages of a specified PDF document to an existing Word file.
It is suited for any user who wants to avoid the trouble of converting PDFs in order to insert them inside documents especially that it comprises several formatting features related to the placement of the pages.
To be more exact, Insert_PDFs_to_Word is a macro and acts very friendly on your system, requiring very little efforts on your side. It installs in just seconds and needs your approval in order to become active when you open a Word document.
Please note that in order to function properly, the add-in depends on one of two prerequisites: Ghostscript or Adobe Acrobat, whichever suits you best. These should be deployed prior to using the add-in, otherwise you will receive various error messages.
The program becomes available inside the Add-ins menu (which is created during the installation) and can be launched with a single click. The dialog that pops up on the launch command allows you to select the source PDF file and to configure various options related to its positioning.
For instance, you can select where to place the pages: after the cursor (on the current page), at the end of the document, as well as to set the program to insert page breaks at the beginning and / or end of the document. Other options allow you to convert the PDF pages to image formats, such as JPG, PNG or TIFF prior to the insertion process.
As soon as you press the ‘Run’ button, the program inserts the PDF in the Word document and displays another dialog that allows you to move the pictures inside the pages (if any) as you please using a set of arrows.
It would have been great if there had been a possibility to extract only certain pages out of the PDF file, but hopes are up for future releases. Overall, the add-in works well and carries out the job properly.