How to Embed YouTube Video in Acrobat 9

Written by anthony rose
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Adobe Acrobat is PDF creation, editing and conversion software. PDFs are quickly becoming the preferred form of document because they are universally recognised on Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. PDF files can be made more dynamic by adding multimedia, such as YouTube videos. Knowing how to do this will help a PDF stand out from the rest and ensure that the viewer is attentive while viewing the PDF.

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  1. 1

    Open your Web browser and navigate to the Adobe Developer Blog site and download the "YouTube Widget for Acrobat."

  2. 2

    Navigate to the "Preferences" box in Acrobat by choosing "Edit" and "Preferences." Highlight "Security (Enhanced)" from the drop-down menu bar and select "Enable Enhanced Security." Right-click and select "New Folder." Save the folder to your hard drive under "Privileged Locations."

  3. 3

    Transfer the PDF file selected for YouTube video embedding to the privileged folder and open it. Select the "Flash Tool" if you are using Adobe Acrobat 9 by navigating to "Tools," "Multimedia" and "Flash Tool." If you have Acrobat X installed on your computer, select "Tools," "Content," "Multimedia" and "SWF."

  4. 4

    Double-click the left corner of the chosen video space. When prompted, select "Choose" and type "YouTubeWidgetForAcrobat2.swf" into the search bar, then click the "Open" button. This will open the YouTube Widget.

  5. 5

    Navigate to the URL of the desired video and select the "Share" button to gain access to the embed code of the video. Copy the embed code, click the YouTube Widget and paste the embed code into the YouTube Widget dialogue box when prompted. Click "Save."

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