How to insert flash/SWF file into PowerPoint 2003 & 2007

Posted on April 10, 2009. Filed under: Powerpoint Tips | Tags: |

To make a attracting Powerpoint, swf file is one of the most effective ways.How to insert SWF file into Powerpoint 2003 and 2007?
Notice there does exsist some differences between powerpoint 2003 and 2007. As for 2003 you can follow the following steps. If you are currently using Powerpoint 2007 you can go directly into the second part.

Part 1 Powerpoint 2003
Part 2 Powerpoint 2007

convert ppt to swf

Part one Powerpoint 2003 [Go Top]
* Open PowerPoint and choose Blank Presentation, and then click the OK button.
* Choose a Blank new slide and click the OK button.
* After choose a Blank new slide, it’s time to click the Slide View button on the left-below, so that the Blank new slide can be fully displayed.
* Click the “View” menu in the menu bar, and then choose “Toolbars” in its child menu, later “Control Toolbox” to let “Control Toolbox” displayed.
* Choose the icon with the tools on it.
* Scroll down until you get to Shockwave Flash Object and choose it.
* Then, you’ll get crosshairs, so drag the “+” to a square the size you want your Flash to be.
* Right-click on the dragged square to get the menu for the object, and then choose “Properties” from the listed menu. Later, the “Properties” displayed.
* Find “EmbedMovie” and change the EmbedMovie property from “False” to “True”.
* Then, go out to your system and get the path to your Flash file. Please note that once a Flash file has been chosen, get the path (location) to that file. You can find the path of your chosen SWF file by right-clicking and choosing Properties or from the top “Address” area.
* Copy the Path and write down the name of the Flash file, here it is “FloatingRaindrops.swf”. Then back to PowerPoint.
* Paste the path first after the “Movie” Property (Ctrl+V) and then type in the name of the Flash file after a backslash (\).
* Then, the Flash SWF file has been inserted to your PowerPoint file, and you can close the Properties window.

Part 2 Powerpoint 2007 [Go Top]

The layout of the menu and toolbar are a little bit different from that of Powerpoint  2003.

* Frist, you have to take the developer menu out. Click the icon on the top right icon officeicon and then click the Powerpoint option icon option. Then you will directly to the option menu. Choose Popular and enable the developer tab.

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click Ok and you will see the developer tab has already shown on the menu.

* Next, the steps are almost the same as the one in Powrpoint 2003.

Click Developer tab and Choose the icon with the tools on it.
* Scroll down until you get to Shockwave Flash Object and choose it.
* Then, you’ll get crosshairs, so drag the “+” to a square the size you want your Flash to be.
* Right-click on the dragged square to get the menu for the object, and then choose “Properties” from the listed menu. Later, the “Properties” displayed.
* Find “EmbedMovie” and change the EmbedMovie property from “False” to “True”.
* Then, go out to your system and get the path to your Flash file. Please note that once a Flash file has been chosen, get the path (location) to that file. You can find the path of your chosen SWF file by right-clicking and choosing Properties or from the top “Address” area.
* Copy the Path and write down the name of the Flash file, here it is “FloatingRaindrops.swf”. Then back to PowerPoint.
* Paste the path first after the “Movie” Property (Ctrl+V) and then type in the name of the Flash file after a backslash (\).
* Then, the Flash SWF file has been inserted to your PowerPoint file, and you can close the Properties window.

By the way, we ‘ve talked about how to insert a swf file into powerpoint.

Next, I will convert the process. I will recommend a way to turn your Powerpoint to swf.

To do this, you need a software. I’ve already mentioned this kind of software in the previous post.

You can check it out at Moyea PPT4Web Converter

also you can Download at   PowerPoint to Flash Video Converter

With this software you can Convert PPT to FLV, and MP4, MOV, 3GP, 3G2 file with H.264 encoder.

What’s more, It’s a demo. You don’t have to pay for it providing you don’t care much about the wartermark on the top left. It’s ALMOST FREE!

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Hi, nice post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for sharing. I will definitely be coming back to your blog.

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