Do you need to include a video in a Word document but don't know how to do it? Inserting videos in Word documents is not very common, but it can be very useful in some situations. We explain how you can easily add a video to a Word document in various ways.
Insert YouTube videos with the Word search engine
The first thing we need to insert a video into a Word document is to open a file with this famous word processor. There are several ways to insert videos, each with its own particularities that will make it better adapted to one use situation or another.
First, we will explain how you can insert a video from YouTube directly into a Word document. To use this function you need to enter the " Insert " tab , which you will find at the top of the interface of the Microsoft Word word processor. You will have to click on the " Online Video " button .
This will open a new window with a search engine from which you can enter the keyword that you want to use to search for content on YouTube.
This will bring up a list of all the videos that you have found, and that correspond to the search term you have entered. It is possible that this tool does not allow you to insert some videos that are copyrighted .
Once you have inserted the video into a Word document, you can use the "Play" button to begin playing the content. The video will behave as if it were an image , so you can use the buttons around the edges to adjust its size.
Insert videos from any platform with a code
There is a second way to insert videos in Word, which will allow us to bypass the restriction of copyrighted content that we mentioned above. Another advantage of this technique is that we can use videos from different platforms, not just YouTube.
In this case we will need to obtain the URL of the video that we want to insert, something we can do very easily from the search bar of our favorite web browser.
I need to have already obtained the URL of the video that we want to insert, we need to access the "Online Video" tool that we used before.
In this case we will use the function that allows us to insert a video using a code. We just have to paste the URL of the video we want to insert.
Insert a video from our computer
We continue to see other ways that Word offers us, to insert a video into a text document. In this case, what we will do is add to our document, one of the videos that we have stored on the hard drive of our computer.
To do this we have to go to the " Insert " tab , and select the " Object " button .
Doing so will open a new window offering us several options, the one that interests us in this case is " Create from a file ". We click on this option, and a search engine will open that we can use to locate the video that we have stored on the PC's hard drive.
We can use the " Link to file " option to add the video to the Word document, so that you don't have to read it from the hard drive every time, something very useful if we are going to share the file.
In this way the video is introduced into the Word document as an icon, if we click on it, it will start playing immediately.
These are the main ways to add a video to a Word document, we hope it will be very useful for you.