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Import a Word Document / Table Into Excel or Google Sheets

This tutorial demonstrates how to import a table from a Word document into Excel or Google Sheets.

 

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Insert Word Document as Object

  1. With the Excel document open, in the Ribbon, select Insert > Text > Object.

 

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  1. In the Object dialog box, select Create from File and click Browse.

 

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  1. In the Browse dialog box, highlight the file to that needs to be inserted into Excel and then click Insert.

 

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  1. Click OK to insert the file into the active worksheet. If you select the object, the formula bar shows a custom formula indicating that the document is embedded into the Excel file.
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This means that if you right-click on the object, you can either edit or open the object to amend it.

 

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Selecting Edit in the shortcut menu enables you to edit the object within Excel while selecting Open opens the object in a Word document.

Copy and Paste From a Word Document

  1. Open the Word document and select the portion of the document – the table – that needs to be inserted into Excel.
  2. In the Ribbon, select Home > Clipboard > Copy (or press CTRL + C).

 

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  1. Switch to an open Excel document and then in the Ribbon, select Home > Clipboard > Paste (or press CTRL + V) to paste the selection into Excel.

 

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The contents are pasted in as text enabling you to directly edit the contents in Excel if necessary.

Import a Word Document Into Google Sheets

  1. Open the Word document and select the portion of the document that needs to be inserted into Excel.
  2. In the Ribbon, select Home > Clipboard > Copy (or press CTRL + C).
  3. Open the Google sheet to import the Word document into.
  4. Position the cursor where the document is to be pasted and then press CTRL + V to paste the information into the Google sheet.

 

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