How to Embed YouTube into Word 2010

Placing a YouTube video into a Word Document
is relative easy and can make your document
much more interactive and be useful.

Start by making a folder and place the YouTube Video and your document in the same folder.
The two goes hand in hand with each other. (The one can’t work without each other.)

We have to use a Developer Tab.
If the Developer Tab in not on the ribbon you have to enable it.

(image with now Developer Tab on the ribbon.)

To enable the Developers Tab,
Click on any tab, now select the shortcut key from the right mouse button.
A new shortcut bar will appear. Select Customize the Ribbon …

A dialog box open Customize Ribbon and keyboard shortcuts.
On the left pane is Choose commands from:
Click on the drop down menu
Choose Main Tabs

The Main Tab
appears you will find the Developer Tab here.
From right pane enable Developer check-box.
Click OK to see Developer tab on the ribbon.

This is how The Developer Tab will look.

A video is added as a Shockwave Object. Shockwave control is used to embed media files which need flash support.
Click on Developer menu item in main menu.
Select the more Controls button
from the ActiveX Controls.

Click the icon of the last button to active the more control area.
A dialog box will pop-up, scroll-down to find Shockwave Flash Object,
(it is alphabetically sorted) select this object and hit OK.

It will bring in the new Shockwave Object.

Inside the blank slide by holding down your mouse from the top edge of the slide and dragging
it across the slide until you see a dotted outline of a box covering the whole slide.
A big X should appear in the slide.

Add YouTube Video Details:
Right click the rectangle and select Properties.
A ShockWave Dialog Box opens.

Scroll down until you see Movies and highlight it.
Open your YouTube video that you want embed .
Copy the URL and paste the YouTube video’s URL in the space provided on the right side of Movie.
Once you paste the URL, you will need to change its URL format.

Make following changes to URL:

Removed watch?.
Replaced = sign with /.

In the Properties Dialog box select
Embed Movies select True.
You can now close the properties dialog box.
You are still in design mode.
Click on Design Mode button in the main menu to refresh the properties that you just set.

You will now be able to see the video in your word document with a control panel.

Note: If you are planning to create a PDF file (with embedded video),
the PDF converter facility of word 2010 word will only copy the screen shot of the video.
The actual video will not be embedded in the PDF file, to do that you need a PDF Creator.

This process works only if you want to use it as a presentation video in a word document.

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8 thoughts on “How to Embed YouTube into Word 2010

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  2. Thank you so much for this video. I have been trying for 4 hours to do the above and with your tutorial, it took less than 10 minutes to do.

    1. I am sure it will work the same why, download the video on to your computer and follow the steps as describe in the blog How to Embed YouTube into Word 2010

  3. Quick question. I used your technique and it worked beautifully, however after I saved my document, and then loaded it up again, none of the videos would play. It seems like the connection to the video online has been severed

    1. Start by making a folder and place your video and your document in the same folder.
      The two goes hand in hand with each other. (The one can’t work without each other.)
      This process works only if you want to use it as a presentation video. You can email it but make sure thee file size of the two is small for email.

  4. I have fun with, cause I discovered just what I used to be taking a look for.
    You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day.

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