Reports are something that are used in all aspects of life, whether you’re reading them or you’re writing them you will be getting involved with them at some point. Multimedia is something that can add a lot to your report if you’re making your own, they help to add a bit more life into it and allows users to read it a lot easier. As they say, pictures can speak a thousand words! However, in this article we’re going to be talking about how you can insert video files into your document using our Open Office download. It’s an interesting issue to bring up so we’re going to tell you more about it now.
Of course if you’re planning on printing your document out and distributing it that way then inserting a video will be a pointless idea. You can’t watch a video when it’s printed, so this method is only good for those who are going to be sharing their video through digital means. If you’re in a business, you could send the document via e-mail and the video will be playable as well as long as you include the video file. You’ll be able to play it directly from your report, but remember inserting media such as this really does impact the file size of the report you’re creating and could make it difficult to distribute because of this. Now let’s explain how to do it.
The first thing you need to do is to load up the office suite and go into the tool you use for creating reports, called Writer. Write the rest of your document until you come to the place where you want to insert your video. Put your cursor in this location and then go into Insert –> Object –> Video. This is the point where you’re going to need to select the video file that you’re interested in. Please note that only the popular video formats are supported by this application so we recommend that you make sure the format is correct first – formats such as AVI and MPEG are the best because of the wide compatibility they have across many systems.
After you’ve selected the file, you should find a huge placeholder inserted into your document. You can do whatever you want with it – you can resize it so that it suits your report much better, you can give it borders, any kind of styling that you think is appropriate. Of course playing it is only possible on your computer so please don’t attempt to print the document, you’ll find that a placeholder image is put in its place when you print which won’t look too great. Video compression could be a good idea if you want to reduce the file size of your report. You’ll be able to play the document live in Open Office now that you’ve done this.
In conclusion, inserting video into reports you’ve created with our office software is actually very easy. All you need to do is select the video from a list of files on your hard drive, there isn’t much else to it. As long as the file is correct and you have the codecs required to play the video, you’ll have no problem using this method to share your report between your computers or even to other users if you want to. Our office suite gives you everything you need so if you’re interested in it, go ahead and use the free download now to benefit from it.