Thursday, January 27, 2011

Using Video in Word

The realm possibilities that have opened up with the realisation that we can embed youtube video directly in word documents is just dawning on me. Without bloating the file size, we can have video enhancement right at the typeface. Connectivity issues are almost a thing of the past. If a person has a computer it is probably online, if they are reading your word document they are probably hooked up to the Internet. While we could always hyperlink out to a webpage video, to have the video display directly as an image in your word page keeps the reader focused on your 'paper' where we want them. There is no to'ing and fro'ing with the risk of them being hijacked or straying. The nice thing is that while it looks a little complicated at first, it is remarkably simple to accomplish. See instructions on the website.