Insert an online video in Word

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Insert online videos that you can watch right in Word without having to leave the document.

  1. Click Insert > Online Video.

  2. In the Insert Video window, you can search for videos on YouTube or insert a video’s embed code. (You get the embed code from the page where the video lives.)

  3. When you find the video you want, just click Insert.

If the Online Video button appears grayed out, make sure you’re not in Compatibility Mode. You know you’re in Compatibility Mode if [Compatibility Mode] appears after the document name in the title bar at the top of the Word window. To convert the document, click File > Info > Convert. To learn more about Compatibility Mode, see Open a document in an earlier version of Word.

If you want to add videos from YouTube and you don’t see it as an option, click the YouTube button at the bottom of the Insert Video window. If you don’t see a YouTube icon, make sure you’re Signed in to Office 2013.

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