Add a Flash file to a presentation

If you have an animated graphic that was created by using Adobe Macromedia Flash and saved as a Shockwave file with an .swf extension, you can play the file in a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 presentation by using the ActiveX control called Shockwave Flash Object and the Adobe Macromedia Flash Player. To play the Flash file, add an ActiveX control to the slide and create a link from it to the Flash file, or embed the file in the presentation. be interested? let’s make it!

  1. In PowerPoint, in Normal view, display the slide on which you want to play the animation.
  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button,  and then click PowerPoint Options.
  3. Click Popular, and then under Top options for working with PowerPoint, select the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon check box, and then click OK.
  4. On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click More Controls
  5. In the list of controls, click Shockwave Flash Object, click OK, and then drag on the slide to draw the control. Resize the control by dragging the sizing handles.
  6. Right-click the Shockwave Flash Object, and then click Properties.
  7. On the Alphabetic tab, click the Movie property.
  8. In the value column (the blank cell next to Movie), type the full drive path, including the file name (for example, C:MyFile.swf) or uniform resource locator (URL) to the Flash file that you want to play.
  9. To set specific options for how the animation plays, do the following, and then close the Properties dialog box: 
  • To play the file automatically when the slide is displayed, set the Playing property to True. If the Flash file has a Start/Rewind control built into it, you can set the Playing property to False.
  • If you don’t want the animation to play repeatedly, set the Loop property to False.
  • To embed the Flash file so that you can share the presentation with others, set the EmbedMovie property to True. (For the Flash file to run, however, the Shockwave Flash Object control must be registered on any computer that runs the presentation.)

    Preview an animation in Slide Show view

    • On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Slide Show or press F5. To exit the slide show and return to Normal view, press ESC.

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