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The Detailed Guide to Embed/Insert Video Into Word

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Update at May 15, 2018

The guide aims to provide the step-by-step instructions for you to insert video into Word. Keep reading and you’ll easily get the gist on how to insert video in Word in two ways. The useful tool for you to solve incompatibility issues like “Video Isn’t Not Supported by Word” are also recommended for you:

Sometimes, you may want to insert video into your Microsoft Word Document yet do not know how to do it. In fact, Microsoft Word Document allows you to insert local or online video and you can play the video directly without exiting Microsoft Word Document, which not only makes the document more vivid but also engages audience's attention. This article will show you the step-by-step guides on how to insert video in Word with Word 2016, which also applies to embed video in Word in other versions but please note that the interface and option layout of the versions are slightly different.

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Part 1: How to Insert a Local Video in Word

How to embed a video in Word

Step 1. To insert video into Word, please launch Microsoft Word Document. On the upper right corner, click on File> Options > Customize Ribbon. Next on the right, check on “Developer” under Main tab and then hit OK.

Step 2. Click on “Developer” on the top of the window. Under “Controls” directory, hit “Legacy Tools”, the briefcase icon. Next click on “More Controls” on the right corner of this directory.

Step 3. In the drop-down list you need to select Windows Media Player and after that, click on “OK”. Then you’ll see a player that is inserted into Word.

Import the video you want to insert

Step 4. Right click the player and select “Properties” and the properties box will appear on the left.

Step 5. Hit “Categorized” and then click on the three points icon next to “Custom” and you’ll see the Windows Media Player Properties window.

Step 6. Click “Browse” button to insert video into Word. Optionally, you can set the Playback options and Volume settings at the bottom. After that, click on OK.

Tips. The inserted video format should be supported by Windows Media Player. If the videos you want to embed aren’t compatible with it, you can convert the videos format with the useful video converter – HD Video Converter Factory Pro.

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Play videos at once

Step 7. Hit “Design Mode” Button above to exit Design Mode so you can play the inserted videos. By turning on the Design Mode, you’re able to adjust the size of player or drag the players to any positions you want.

Note: If the path of the video is changed, for instance, the document is transferred to another computer, accordingly the path of the video file needs changing or it’ll fail to play the video.

Part 2: How to Embed a YouTube Video in Word

Simple steps to insert online videos into Word

Step 1. Run Microsoft Word Document.

Step 2. Hit “Insert tab” and select “Online Video” under Media column.

Step 3. Enter the key words on the desired YouTube videos into the box next to YouTube.

Step 4. Select the target YouTube videos and hit “Insert” button to insert video into Word. You can also adjust the position and size of the player.

Note: Please make sure your IE browser version is 9 and above, otherwise VIDEO ERROR would appear while playing videos.

That’s all on how to insert video in Word. Have you got the idea? If you still have question, please free feel to contact us.

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