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How Do Insert a Youtube Video As a Link and Not an Image Into Pages?

I am trying to insert a youtube link into a pages document. I just want the link to appear as a youtube link (https://youtube.com/watch?v=LlXVikDkyTg) – but instead the whole video is appearing. How do I get it just to appear as a link?

I don’t want the video picture to appear. I need to print out the document and printing images wastes ink. I just need the link to appear as text.
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Sheli Berger

Comments: 4 Responses to “How Do Insert a Youtube Video As a Link and Not an Image Into Pages?”

    7 months ago

    That is a new feature of Pages, the ability to insert a YouTube video. If all you want is a link, then you can just add some text, select it, choose Format, Add Link, Webpage, and enter the URL.

    If you want to simply paste the text of a link, and not have it become a link, or use the link as the link text, then choose Edit, Paste and Match Style instead of Edit, Paste.

    Sheli
    7 months ago

    Thanx, I also found that if you go into preferences on pages it gives you the option to uncheck “paste YouTube and Vimeo links as web videos” – I unchecked this and its is now normal.

    Charles Reich
    7 months ago

    I open TextEdit and drag the Link URL into the TextEdit page. It creates a live link not with the HTTP but with the topic/description of the URL. Copy/Paste this live/link, blue, URL topic into your
    ‘Pages document.

    Larry Whited
    3 months ago

    Sheli…..Thanks much for your question AND for your own reply to your question. This is the simple and clear shortcut that I was having difficulty and frustration in finding. (For those searching for the “Preferences” tab, look not on the working page’s toolbar, but instead click on the main “PAGES” tab up by the Apple icon at the top left of the desktop screen.)

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