How to insert a video into Word documents

6 April 2023By Dasha

Inserting visual elements is an effective way to make texts more informative and engaging. Discover how to insert a video into Word documents using free ONLYOFFICE editors in this article.

How to insert a video into Word documents

Why insert a video into Word documents

Blank text of large volume can put the reader off, so visual elements can be useful. Today, many text documents are opened and read on electronic devices, which makes it possible to enrich the text not only with pictures but also with videos. There are several reasons for using them:

  • Inserting videos into texts makes them more visually appealing.
  • It serves as an alternative way of presenting information for readers with a photographic memory.
  • Videos are the best way to give instructions.
  • Readers do not need to search for the video themselves. It saves time to master a topic or subject.

Let’s see how to embed a video into a Word document using ONLYOFFICE Document Editor.

Insert a video into a Word document using a hyperlink

The easiest way to embed a video into a Word document is to use a hyperlink. It is an excellent way to insert a video as an additional source so that the reader can explore themselves, and not overload the text.

To do so, copy the link to the page with the needed video. Then, in your Word document highlight the text you want to add the link to, right-click, and select Hyperlink. Paste your link into the Link to field.

In the Display field, you can also enter or modify the text that readers will see instead of the link.

In the ScreenTip text field, you can enter the text that appears when you hover your cursor over the link.

Click OK. The hyperlink will be inserted into the text.

How to insert video into Word document

Embed a YouTube video

ONLYOFFICE editors allow users to insert online videos from YouTube into text documents and presentations. This method is convenient because you do not violate copyrights. At the same time, you can play the video directly in the editor without switching to other applications.

You can insert a YouTube video into a Word document by following these steps:

  • Find the video on YouTube, right-click, and choose Copy video URL. If you want to start at a specific time, then turn on the video at that time code, right-click, and select Copy video URL at current time.
  • Create a new document or open an existing one.
  • Place the cursor where you want your video to appear.
  • Go to the Plugins tab on the top toolbar and find the YouTube plugin installed by default.

How to insert video into Word document

  • Paste the copied URL in the appeared window and click OK.

How to insert video into Word document

That’s it. The video will be inserted into your document next to the cursor. You can resize it, reposition it relative to the text, and rotate it if necessary on the right-side toolbar.

How to insert video into Word document

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