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How do I Embed or link a youtube video in my word document?

Posted on 2008-01-21
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Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I am writing an analysis on eBay for an MBA class. I found a 1 minute commercial that I would like to have in my document. I found a link to a person who shows you how to put a you tube video into a power point presentation. At first, I was able to do it the exact same way using the control toolbox/shockwave-flash/and then making sure the URL in the properties of my box had been adjusted to this.....  http://www.youtube.com/v/CibtyV82-8A

It works fine when I first do it, but after I save my document, close it, then reopen it, it is no longer working. Any ideas???  

Question by:Dominator1025
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CBanman earned 1500 total points
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If a link will do the trick, just copy and paste the URL into your document.

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When I test it out the problem is that when the document is reopened, it opens in Design Mode.  When you close Design Mode (on the Control Toolbox) the video pops into the placeholder square.

This is because your security level in Word is set to High.  This disables macros, which puts you into Design Mode.  Click on Tools/Macro/Security and change your security level to medium, then save and close the file.  When you reopen it you will receive a prompt to Enable or Disable Macros.  If you enable you will see your YouTube clip.

Expert Comment

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The only problem I see with this is with the security settings of the person that will be viewing this Word doc when you are finished with it.

Will they have the correct security setting to view it, or will it open in Design Mode?  If they don't have it set as Medium (or lower) they will have the same issue.

Not embedding the video, and simply using a link may be the only way to ensure you don't end up with a frustrated Prof/TA unable to view what you want them to.  This all depends on how you will be presenting this document.

Author Closing Comment

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I wound up just posting a hyperlink. I changed my security settings, but I still couldn't see the youtube video. I don't have time to play with it right now, I will try again some other time. Thanks for helping!!

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