Embed as icon when drag and drop word/pdf/excel from desktop or explorer

How do i change the settings so when i drag and drop word/pdf/excel file into word,

it will be embedded as icon?

I have dozens of files to attach so it will be troublesome if i were to use the Insert Object or Paste Special options.

Now whenever i drag the file into word, the content will be pasted over instead.

I have did a full reinstall but it doesn't work.

Compared settings with my colleague's one whose is working and everything is the same.

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Hi Embrio,

 

In your case, you may try the steps below to see if it works:

  1. Select the content which you have dragged or dropped in Word.
  2. Right click and select Document/Worksheet/PDF Object>Convert

      3. In the new window, click on the Display as icon button and click OK.

 

 

If the above don’t work, could you share the following information with us?

  1. A screenshot of your Word product information. (Go to Word>File>Account)
  2. A screenshot of the symptom.
  3. What changes did you make before the issue happens?
  4. What exact files do you want to drag or drop in Word?

 

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Rodney

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Hi Rodney,

Thanks for the response.

It only works for that document.
When I dragged another same format document in and the content is still pasted over to my word.

1) I'm using version 1701 now.

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3) I did not make any changes. Settings are exactly the same as my colleague who has no issues drag dropping them.

4) mainly pdfs, word or excel.

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Hi Embrio,

 

To better understand the situation, could you share the following information with us?

      1. A screenshot of the Paste Special window.

 

      2. A screenshot of your Office version(version 1701 Build xxxxx).

      3. Your Operating System.

 

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Rodney

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Hi Embrio,

 

To move forward, could you share any updates with us at your convenience?

 

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Hi Rodney,

Sorry for the late reply.

Something to add on, I tried drag and drop them from Outlook email attachments and it works.

1) this is after i tried to drag and drop a pdf file over.

2) version and build.

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Hi Embrio,

 

To troubleshoot the issue, could you share the following information with us?

  1. Your Operating System (Win7, Win8, Win8.1 or Win10).
  2. Could you share the problematic file with us via Private Message at your convenience?
  3. Create a new document with Word 2016 and embed it to see the outcome.

 

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Hi Rodney,

1) Windows 7.

2) I thought it was the file problem also but it isnt. I have tried different kind of pdf/doc/xls to confirm it.

3) Yes i have tested 2) by opening a new blank document.

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Hi Embrio,


Thanks for your updates.

Please confirm the following for further narrow down the situation.

1.Check if it only happens to PCs with Windows 7.

2.How many users or PCs are affected?

3.Confirm whether it is icon when using Insert Object or Paste Special options.

 

Regards,
Felix

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Hi Embrio,

Could you share any updates?

Thanks,
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Hi Embrio,


Thanks for your updates.

Please confirm the following for further narrow down the situation.

1.Check if it only happens to PCs with Windows 7.

2.How many users or PCs are affected?

3.Confirm whether it is icon when using Insert Object or Paste Special options.

Regards,
Felix

Hi Felix,

Sorry for the late reply.

1) All of us are Windows 7 users. They have no issues except 1 of them can only drag drop .pdf as icon directly.

2) Currently only me + my other colleague.

3) Icon if i go through the other 2 methods.

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