How to insert SWF to MS PowerPoint 2007

Flash SWF files is often a good choice to bring animation to your presentation, and many friend like to insert a flash SWF to Microsoft PowerPoint to enrich presentation. In case some juniors have problems in the whole process of embedding flash to PPT, this post will introduce the tutorial step by step.

At the very beginning, make sure that your computer can play flash video. If not, download the latest Adobe Flash player from to enable the Shockwave Flash Object in theActiveX Control option of your PowerPoint.

Step 1. Click Microsoft Office Button on the top left corner > click “PowerPoint Options” at the bottom of the panel > go to the PowerPoint Options window > click “Popular” on the left column > select “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” on the right column > click “OK” at the bottom.

Step 2. On the “Developer” tab > go to “Controls” group > Click the icon of hammer and nail for “More Controls” > go to the More Controls window

Step 3. On the “More Controls” window > select “Shockwave Flash Object” in the list > click “OK” at the bottom > use your pointer to drag on the slide to draw and resize the control

Step 4. Right click the control you draw > click “Properties” in the right-click menu > go to the “Properties” window

Step 5. On the alphabetic tab > click the “Movie” property > type the full drive path in the value column (the blank cell next to Movie), including the file name (e.g. C\:a.swf) or URL (e.g.

Step 6. To make the Flash play automatically when the slide is displayed, set the “Playing” property to “True“; To embed the Flash into PowerPoint, set “Embed Movie” property to “True”

Step 7. Close the “Properties” window and save your presentation

To preview your presentation. you can click Slide Show on the View tab, in the Presentation Views group or press F5.

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