How to Import a Video Into Word

by Nick Peers

You can import multimedia content, such as videos, into your Microsoft Word documents by using the set of tools located in the Insert group. You can insert a video of your own into the document or import an online video and place it into the document. The video is inserted immediately into the document. You can then send the Word doc to other people and they'll be able to play back your videos using their own default video players.

Insert Local Video

1

Open the document in Word, click the "Insert" tab and then click "Object" in the Text group.

2

Click the "Create From File" tab and click "Browse." Select the video on your hard disk and click "Open."

3

Click "OK" to insert the video into the Word document. If you select the "Link to File" option, Word creates a link to the video instead of storing it into the document. If you select the "Display as Icon" option, you can use an icon to display the video.

Insert Online Video

1

Open the document in Word. Click the "Insert" tab and then click "Online Video" in the Media group.

2

Search for a video using the Bing Video Search box. Select the video and then click the "Insert" button to insert it into the document. If you have the video URL, paste it into the "From a Video Embed Code" box and then click the small "Insert" icon.

3

Click the play button over the video to test if the video is working.

Tip

  • When you edit linked videos, the changes are automatically reflected in your Word document.

Warning

  • Information in this article applies to Microsoft Office Word 2013. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions.

About the Author

Nick Peers has been writing technology-related articles since 2003. His articles have appeared in dozens of technical publications, including MSN UK, CNET, BBC Who Do You Think You Are, LifeHacker UK and TechRadar. He holds a Masters in information technology degree from the University of East London.

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