Microsoft introduced the new Online Video option in Word 2013 to import videos from the Web into Word documents. This option doesn't embed the entire video; instead it creates a scalable thumbnail in the document that links to the online video and enables you to play the video within Word. In addition, Word 2013 continues to support embedded objects that package selected video files from your computer into a single Word document. However, you have to play these embedded videos with a separate video player.

Adding Online Videos

Step 1

Click the "Insert" tab and select "Online Video" from the Media group.

Step 2

Enter a search term in the "Bing Video Search" field and press "Enter." Alternatively, copy the HTML embed code for an online video and paste it into the "From a Video Embed Code" field.

Step 3

Click a video from the search results and select "Insert."

Step 4

Click and drag the side or corner squares, located around the thumbnail border, to resize the video thumbnail. You can also click and drag the video to move it, or click the Layout Options icon at the upper right corner to change how text wraps around the thumbnail.

Embedding a Video File

Step 1

Click the "Insert" tab and select the "Object" icon from the Text group.

Step 2

Click the "Create From File" tab from the Object window.

Step 3

Click "Browse" and double-click the video you want to import; select "OK." Depending on the size of the video file, it could take several minutes to embed the file within Word. The video appears as an icon with the video file name. Click and drag the border's handles to resize the object.