My QuickTime movie doesn't play in Office for Windows

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Word

Cause: QuickTime movies don't play in some versions of Office for Windows.

Solution:    Use a common movie format.

If you want to insert a movie in an Office for Mac document or attach a movie to an e-mail message and then play the movie in Office for Windows, use a common movie format, such as MPEG 2, MPEG 4, or AVI.

Solution:    Play the movie in Office for Mac.

If you insert a QuickTime movie into an Office for Mac document or e-mail message, the movie might not play in versions of Office for Windows. You can, however, save the Office document or message without losing the movie information. You can then open the document or message again in Office for Mac and play the movie.

See also

Best practices for working with Windows

Turn off Compatibility Report

Excel

Cause: QuickTime movies don't play in some versions of Office for Windows.

Solution:    Use a common movie format.

If you want to insert a movie in an Office for Mac document or attach a movie to an e-mail message and then play the movie in Office for Windows, use a common movie format, such as MPEG 2, MPEG 4, or AVI.

Solution:    Play the movie in Office for Mac.

If you insert a QuickTime movie into an Office for Mac document or e-mail message, the movie might not play in versions of Office for Windows. You can, however, save the Office document or message without losing the movie information. You can then open the document or message again in Office for Mac and play the movie.

See also

Best practices for working with Windows

Turn off Compatibility Report

PowerPoint

Cause: QuickTime movies don't play in some versions of Office for Windows.

Solution:    Use a common movie format.

If you want to insert a movie in an Office for Mac document or attach a movie to an e-mail message and then play the movie in Office for Windows, use a common movie format, such as MPEG 2, MPEG 4, or AVI.

Solution:    Play the movie in Office for Mac.

If you insert a QuickTime movie into an Office for Mac document or e-mail message, the movie might not play in versions of Office for Windows. You can, however, save the Office document or message without losing the movie information. You can then open the document or message again in Office for Mac and play the movie.

See also

Best practices for working with Windows

Turn off Compatibility Report

Outlook

Cause: QuickTime movies don't play in some versions of Office for Windows.

Solution:    Use a common movie format.

If you want to insert a movie in an Office for Mac document or attach a movie to an e-mail message and then play the movie in Office for Windows, use a common movie format, such as MPEG 2, MPEG 4, or AVI.

Solution:    Play the movie in Office for Mac.

If you insert a QuickTime movie into an Office for Mac document or e-mail message, the movie might not play in versions of Office for Windows. You can, however, save the Office document or message without losing the movie information. You can then open the document or message again in Office for Mac and play the movie.

See also

Best practices for working with Windows

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