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Embed your own movie into a Word Document

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How to embed your own movie into a Microsoft Word document,
you must have a movie program such as Media Player —
a Microsoft Windows accessory that lets you play audio, video, or animation files —
and a sound card installed on your computer.

Placing your own movie 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 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.)

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 Windows Media Player.
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 Windows Media Player,
(it is alphabetically sorted) select this object and hit OK.
A Media Player is placed inside the document.

Click on Windows Media Player,
now select the shortcut key from the right mouse button.

A new shortcut bar will appear. Select Properties

The Properties Dialog box appear.
In the URL type your path to your movie.
To find the URL  path to your movie. Open Explore.
Find your folder with your document and video in it.
At the top of the of the bar you will see Address copy the address and past it into the properties box,
then add a  \with the name of the video

(e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\Linda\My Documents\A_werkdata_1\It is raining men.mpg)

In the Properties Dialog box select StretchToFit
alsoselect True.
You can change the Height and the Width.
You can now close the properties dialog box.

Now to play the movie.
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 use it as a presentation video in a word document.

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Author: LPGraphics

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4 thoughts on “Embed your own movie into a Word Document

  1. how to mak embedded video play on click (not autostart)

    • I think the path that you use for the video was in corrected or it was still in design mode.
      Open Explore.
      Find your folder with your document and video in it.
      At the top of the of the bar you will see Address copy the address and past it into the properties box, then add a \with the name of the video
      (e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\Linda\My Documents\A_werkdata_1It is raining men.mpg)

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