Step 2. On the picture preview, click on the icon to insert. On the 'Formatting' tab, highlight the image and click on the 'Embed this' drop down menu. On the 'Embed this' tab you will see the preview again. Note : You don't have to use the whole image, you can also just save only the part that you need. Step 3. Right-click on the image and choose to import the image as an image in Excel. 6 Quick Tip: When you need to embed a PDF image into a cell, you can simply place the cursor on the image and the cells will automatically contain the link to your PDF file. You may need to create a shortcut for this, such as CTRL + C, but most often it is done through the menu. I recommend creating a shortcut from Excel for each page in the PDF file. How to Place a PDF URL in Excel 1. From Excel, click on the “File” icon and select “Open File” from the window displayed. If you have a large document, you may need to select the top-most window and choose the top option on the “File” menu. 2. On the right-hand side of the window, you will see more options. Select “Add to Document” then choose “Copy links from existing documents”. 3. Choose “Other” (you can choose “Formulas,” “Formula,” “VBA,” “Spreadsheets,” “Macro,” and “Other” options as needed.) 4. Save your workbook. How to Add a PDF Link To a Spreadsheet 1. Open Excel. 2. Click on the file icon next to the “File” menu and select “Open,” then “File.” 3. Right-click on a link, and choose “Add to document.” This will create the link. 4. 5. Select “Other” from the drop-down menu on the “Link To” dialog. This will add the page of a PDF file you have selected. If you have multiple PDF records, it will combine them into one file so that we save one version of your file for each record. 6. Save your workbook. 7. How to Upload a PDF to a Google Sheet 1. From Excel, go to “File” and choose “open file” from the drop-down menu.