How To Embed Excel Into Powerpoint

Hey there! Today, I want to share my experience with embedding Excel into PowerPoint presentations. It’s a useful skill that can make your presentations more interactive and engaging. Let’s dive into the details of how to seamlessly embed Excel into PowerPoint.

Step 1: Prepare Your Excel Data

Before we can start embedding, it’s important to have the Excel data ready. Make sure that your Excel file is organized and contains the specific information you want to showcase in your presentation. Furthermore, consider the layout and formatting of the data to ensure it looks visually appealing within the PowerPoint slide.

Step 2: Open PowerPoint and Navigate to the Desired Slide

Once your Excel data is ready, open your PowerPoint presentation and navigate to the slide where you want to embed the Excel spreadsheet. It’s essential to choose a slide that complements the content and flow of your presentation.

Step 3: Insert the Excel Spreadsheet

With the slide selected, go to the “Insert” tab on the PowerPoint ribbon. Then, click on “Object” in the “Text” group. A dialog box will appear. Here, select “Create from file” and then click “Browse” to locate your Excel file. Once you’ve selected the file, click “OK” to insert the Excel spreadsheet into the slide.

Step 4: Adjust the Embedded Excel Object

Upon inserting the Excel spreadsheet, you might need to resize and reposition it to fit your slide layout. Simply click and drag the corners of the embedded object to adjust its size. You can also move it around the slide to find the optimal placement that complements your presentation content.

Step 5: Displaying Only a Specific Part of the Excel Spreadsheet

If you only want to display a specific part of the Excel spreadsheet, you can do so by selecting the “Link to file” option when inserting the Object. This allows you to choose a specific range or tab within the Excel file to display on your PowerPoint slide.

Step 6: Update the Embedded Excel Spreadsheet

It’s essential to remember that the embedded Excel spreadsheet in your PowerPoint presentation is linked to the original Excel file. If you make any updates to the Excel file, you can easily refresh the embedded object in PowerPoint by right-clicking on it and selecting “Update Link.”


Embedding Excel into PowerPoint can add depth and interactivity to your presentations. It allows you to seamlessly showcase data, charts, and tables without having to switch between applications. By following these steps, you can effectively integrate Excel into your PowerPoint slides, creating a more dynamic and engaging presentation experience for your audience.