How to add YouTube video to Word 2011.

In this tutorial we are going to see the steps required for adding videos from Youtube in Word 2011 for Mac. In Office 2011 you can not directly embed YouTube video URL. If you want to insert videos then you need to the following.

  • first download the video using third party software
  • Insert the downloaded file using Media option in Word 2011.

Download YouTube Video using third party software.

Step 1: Open for downloading the video from YouTube (You can also use other third party software).


Step 2: Click Enter a link option and add the YouTube URL then click Ok button.



Step 3: In the media converter wizard, click go to the next step button.


Step 4: Select the type output file. Since this is on Mac, we have gone with MP4 format. After selecting the output file format, click start conversion button.


You should see the following status message on the media converter page.


Step 5: Click the download link to download the converted file on to your Mac.


Insert downloaded video file in Word 2011

Step 1: Launch Word 2011, click Insert menu and select Movie from file under Movie.


Step 2: In the “Insert Movie or Audio” screen, select downloaded YouTube video and click Choose button.


Now you should be able to see and play the video in your document.


In Category: Apple, Mac, MS Office, Videos

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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