Insert Flash Movies Into PowerPoint 2010 Using Insert Tab In Windows
Learn how to insert Flash movies into PowerPoint 2010 directly without any ActiveX controls.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Date Created: November 8th 2010
Last Updated: November 8th 2010
In a previous tutorial, I showed you how you could insert a Flash movie (a SWF file) into your PowerPoint slide -- here are links to tutorials on PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010 that explain the use of the Shockwave Flash control in inserting a Flash movie within PowerPoint. In addition, PowerPoint 2010 provides another way to insert Flash movies -- this is much more intuitive and simpler, but the resulting Flash movies will play only within PowerPoint 2010 -- older versions including PowerPoint 2007 will not support playback of movies inserted using this process.
Follow these steps to insert a Flash movie into PowerPoint 2010:
- Open the PowerPoint presentation and select the slide where you want
to insert the Flash movie.
- Access the Insert tab of the Ribbon and select the Video button under
Multimedia group, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Video button
- A drop down menu appears with three
different options to insert. Here select the 'Video from File' option
(refer to Figure
- This brings up the 'Insert Video' dialog box that can be seen in Figure
2. Navigate to the Flash movie you want to insert, select it
and click on Insert button.
Figure 2: Insert Video dialog box
- Now you can see that the selected Flash movie has been inserted,
as shown in Figure 3. You can resize this Flash movie
as required, by dragging the handles.
Figure 3: Flash movie within the PowerPoint slide.
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