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Adding Excel objects to a Word document

Business documents commonly include both:

  • tables of data
  • charts based on such tables

taken from spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel. Adding such objects to a Word document is easier to do than you might think.

Consider the following objects, a table and a chart based on that table:

A basic table of data in Microsoft Excel

a basic Microsoft Excel chart


I copied these objects in Excel and pasted them in Word. It really was that easy! In fact: