How to Insert a Movie Into a Word Document


Don’t think that Microsoft Word lives up to its name as merely a program that creates word documents. Study the details of what Word can do, and you’ll find out that you can spice up that Word document with a movie somewhere in the file--assuming you have an additional Windows product. Take steps to make a boring document come to life.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word 2003 or later edition
  • Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Clip Organizer

Inserting the Movie

  • Open Windows Media Player and call up a movie that you intend to place into a document via Microsoft Word 2003 or a more recent edition.

  • Open the Word document and click in the space of your document where you’ll be inserting the movie.

  • Go up to the menu at the top and select "Insert." Click on "Object" as the item you want to insert. Select “Create From File.”

  • Choose the movie you’ll be inserting from the "Browse" box.

  • Cut and paste it as a link in your file by selecting “Link to File.”

  • Make your movie playable as a clickable icon in the document by selecting the “Display as Icon” option.

  • Check to make sure the icon works by double-clicking it and waiting for the movie to play.

Option to Insert a Movie

  • Open Clip Organizer on your computer to organize all your media clips. Move your movie from Windows Media Player over to Clip Organizer.

  • Click on the space in your Word document where you want to insert a movie.

  • Select "Insert" at the top menu and choose “Picture."

  • Watch for “Clip Art” next and click on there. Choose “Insert Clip Art” as the next option. Look for the “Organize Clips” option last and select that.

  • Test out the movie icon again that will appear in your Word document to make sure the movie plays properly.

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