Insert Flash Movies into PowerPoint 2007 - Using the Developer Tab
Learn how to insert a Flash movie into a PowerPoint 2007 slide.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7
Date Created: November 4, 2010
Last Updated: November 4, 2010
To insert a Flash movie into PowerPoint 2007 - you must enable the Developer tab on the Ribbon. You also need to have the updated version of Adobe's Shockwave Flash ActiveX control -- to make sure, you have the current version installed, go to this site using Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Follow these steps to insert a Flash movie into PowerPoint 2007 using Developer tab:
- Open the PowerPoint presentation and select the slide where you want
to insert the Flash movie. It's good to save your presentation at
this time -- press Ctrl + S to save.
- Access the Developer tab of the Ribbon, and within the Controls group,
click the More Controls button (see Figure
Figure 1: More Controls button
- This will bring up the More Controls dialog box that you can see in Figure
2. Scroll down to select the Shockwave Flash Object option, and
Figure 2: Select to place a Shockwave Flash Object control
- The cursor will now turn into a crosshair. Drag and place an instance
on the slide so that your control looks like what you can see in Figure
Figure 3: The placed Shockwave Flash Object control
- Select the inserted control and right-click. From the resultant menu,
choose Properties (see Figure 4).
Alternatively you can click the Properties button within the
Developer tab of the Ribbon (within the Controls group).
Figure 4: Access the Properties pane
- This will bring up the Properties pane that you can see in Figure
Figure 5: Properties pane
- In the Properties pane, select the Movie option and type the name
of your Flash SWF (see Figure 6) -- no path is required
since the presentation and Flash movie (SWF) are placed
in the same folder. Also
make sure that the EmbedMovie option remains set to False, since
PowerPoint 2007's security options don't respect the True value
Figure 6: Properties pane with a link to the inserted Flash movie
- Close the Properties pane to get back to PowerPoint interface and save the presentation.
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