Using a mix of media in your Word doc is an excellent way to offer extra context for your work and make your file more appealing. Here’s how to insert a YouTube video into a Microsoft Word file.
To place a YouTube video into your Word document, open your browser of option (such as Chrome) and go to the YouTube website. Search for the YouTube video that you want to use by typing the name of the video in the search bar. Click the search button or simply press Enter.
Select the video from the search results by clicking it.
Next, highlight the video’s URL in the internet browser’s address bar by clicking and dragging your cursor over the text. Right-click and after that choose “Copy” from the context menu.
You can copy the video’s embed code. To get the embed code, click “Share” under the video.
In the Share window, select “Embed.”
The Embed Video window will appear. Click “Copy” to copy the code to your clipboard. Optionally, if you want to start the video from a specific time, check the box next to “Start At” and go into the preferred time.
With the URL or embed code copied to your clipboard, open Word.
From the leading toolbar, click the “Insert” tab, then select “Online Video” in the Media group.
The Insert a Video dialog box will appear. Paste (Ctrl+V or right-click > > Paste) the URL or embed code in the text box, then click “Insert.”
The video will now be inserted into the Word file. Clicking the play button will make the video pop out in the foreground while the background is dimmed. Press the play button again.
All of the typical video controls you ‘d discover on YouTube are likewise offered for the video placed into your Microsoft Word document.
Next, highlight the video’s URL in the web browser’s address bar by clicking and dragging your cursor over the text. The Insert a Video dialog box will appear. The video will now be placed into the Word file. Clicking the play button will make the video pop out in the foreground while the background is dimmed.