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    video clips (2000 (9.0))

    Is there any way to include a video clip in a Word document and email the document.? It appears like Word only keeps a link to the original video clip file. I can view the clip in the document locally but not on another PC.

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    Re: video clips (2000 (9.0))

    When you insert the clip, are you using Insert/Object.../browse for the object? In the dialog box, there is an option to "link to file" that should NOT be ticked when you do this. If you press Alt+F9 in your document, you should see field codes. It should read something like {EMBED avifile}, rather than a link.

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    Re: video clips (2000 (9.0))

    I insert the clip using Insert/Object and I am not using 'link to file'. When I press 'Alt+F9' it reads IMBED MPLAYER. When I send this document as an attachment to an email, the receiver tries to open and gets a message that you must find the file.

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    Re: video clips (2000 (9.0))

    Hmmm. I haven't emailed video clips, so I can't speak from experience. However, if the recipient emails the document he received back to you, is it still there? i.e. can you still open it? Try emailing it to yourself. I'm wondering if something on the reciepient's end is stripping out the attachment.

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    Re: video clips (2000 (9.0))

    I just emailed this document to a friend. He was unable to open the clip and it asks for a file (system 32 file). He used the 'Alt F9' and it shows "IMBED MPLAYER" .

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    Re: video clips (2000 (9.0))

    I have emailed it to myself and it works. I have emailed this document to several people and they were unable to get the video clip to work. I can send the document to you if you wish.

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    Re: video clips (2000 (9.0))

    Sure. If you can, first attach the document to a post (removing any confidential information). You might have to zip it to keep it under the 100kb limit.

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    Re: video clips (2000 (9.0))

    Insert>Object>Create From File Tab>Browse... and find the file. Don't click Link to File. I have been successful leaving both selections blank and I have also selected "Display as Icon". When you press Alt+F9, it should read EMBED AVIFile. I have also e-mailed the files to myself and double clicking on either starts WMP and plays the file.

    Edited to Add: Oops - just sent it to a friend a they couldn't get it to open either. Sorry about that. Hmmmm......
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    Re: video clips (2000 (9.0))

    Although it's an extra step on both ends, try putting the video into a ZIP archive and embedding that. If that works, it may mean that the Windows Media Player has some protection against embedding.

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    Re: video clips (2000 (9.0))

    I haven't tried to zip the document but that would really be inconvenient. As multimedia becomes more and more of a vehicle for communicating, I can not imagine that Word would not support this feature. I have sent the clip as a separate attachment but that takes all the pzazz out of it.

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    Re: video clips (2000 (9.0))

    > As multimedia becomes more and more of a vehicle for communicating, I can not imagine that Word would not support this feature.

    Maybe it is supported in Word 2003? Back in the Word 2000 days, they were trying to convert Word into an HTML editor, not a multimedia container. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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