Adding an animated GIF to your Word document is useful if you want to convey a message, demonstrate an activity, capture the audience’s attention, or just add some flair. Let’s explore how this is done.
This is for devices running Windows 10 and Word. Screenshots are from Word in Office 365
Microsoft Word lets you insert animated GIFs stored on your computer’s hard drive. The process for inserting a GIF in a Word document is no different than inserting a photo. Unfortunately, this only works in Microsoft Word for Windows 10. If you are a Mac user, you can still insert a GIF, but it will not be animated.
First, launch Word and place the cursor in the document’s location where you want the GIF to appear. Now, in the Illustrations group of the Insert tab, click Pictures. Next, choose This Device from the drop-down menu. Refer to below image:
Now, the File Explorer will open. Next, locate and select the GIF you want to insert, then click Insert. See below image:
The GiF will appear in your Word document. If you want to pause the Animation, click the pause icon in the bottom-left corner of the image. See following image:
To add alt text, right-click the GIF and then select Edit Alt Text from the context menu. Refer to below image:
The Alt Text pane will appear to the right of the window. Type the desired alt text in the text box. See below image:
You have now learned how to insert an animated GIF into your Microsoft Word document. Congratulations!
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