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On Win7 x64, copy PDF file; in Word 2010 v14.0.6123.5001, try to paste special as icon into docx document, get error:

The program used to create this object is Package. That program is either not installed on your computer or it is not responding. To edit this object, install Package or ensure that any dialog boxes in Package are closed.

Spent a bit of time searching on the error message and figuring this out; documenting it in case someone else gets the same error.

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migrated from Oct 19 '12 at 12:04

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Do not paste special. Go to (ribbon) Insert, section Text, click button Object; tab Create New, Object Type = Adobe Acrobat Document, check Display as icon, Change Icon (if you want), click OK; file selection dialog will appear, choose file to be inserted. Icon is inserted into doc; can be double-clicked to access PDF document.

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