How can I include video (I mean video file that is on my hdd that will be included inside word file, not online video!) in Microsoft Word 2013/2016? I need to include it as a video that can be played inside Word, I don't need it as usual file attachment.
I know your concern, just try this:
Let's say that you knew how to embed video source form online. If you want to embed video from your PC, first you need to enable Developer option.
- Go to file and click Options
- Click Customize Ribbon
- Check Developer
- Then simply click OK
Now got to Developer tab, click Legacy Tools drop box, then More Controls
- Scroll down and hit Windows Media player
- Now, right click on it and select Properties
- In the URL paste the browse URL from your PC
- Disable the Design mode to embed the video from PC and play it in Word 2016.
The easiest way is to upload your file to YouTube, then insert it as an online video. After uploading the video, use this official quick guide: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Video-Insert-online-video-bf11b812-0243-4f53-a1f9-432fbf7ace2c
Insert online videos that you can watch right in Word without having to leave the document.
Click Insert > Online Video.
In the Insert Video window, you can search for videos on Bing or insert a video’s embed code. You also have the option to add other providers such as YouTube.
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 Use Word 2013 to open documents created in earlier versions 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.
I will provide 2 parts to this answer. the first answers the question on how to do it. The second is why this is usually not done
- In word, go to insert tab then select insert hyperlink, in the hyperlink window: browse to your hdd and select the video. Done. You can click on this and your video will work.
- This ties the word document video working to your specific PC. If you want to use the document on different machines, email it to others, etc. then using youtube is better provided there is sustainable good internet access.