Embedding movies in PowerPoint Slide Shows

Downloading images | Animated GIFs | Shockwave Flash

Downloading images

Animated GIFs

On a PC:
with Internet Explorer right-click the image and select Save Picture As..
with Netscape right-click the image and select Save Image As..

On a Mac:
with Internet Explorer hold the mouse button down over the image for a few seconds, then select Download Image to Disk.
with Netscape hold the mouse button down over the image for a few seconds, then select Save Image As..
with Safari either Control+Click on the link and select Download Link to Disk or simply drag the image off the page onto the desktop

Shockwave Flash

Flash movies can't be saved to disk in the same ways as GIFs ir JPEGs. However, the flash movies in these pages also have download links to enable the movies to be saved to disk as follows:

On a PC:
with Internet Explorer right-click the link and select Save Target As..
with Netscape right-click the image and select Save Link Target As..

On a Mac:
with Internet Explorer hold the mouse button down over the image for a few seconds, then select Download Link to Disk.
with Netscape hold the mouse button down over the image for a few seconds, then select Save Link Target As..
with Safari Control+Click on the link and select Download Link to Disk

 

Animated GIFs

Animated GIFs can be used in Microsoft PowerPoint® 2000 presentations to add emphasis, interest, and instructional value to your ideas. Animated GIFs play automatically during a slide show. When you are working on a presentation - for example, in Normal view or Slide Sorter view - the animated GIFs appear as static pictures.

Animated GIFs also play if you publish your presentation as a Web page and view it in a Web browser. If you are developing your own animated GIFs, you can create them once and use them in a presentation, on a Web page, or both.

In powerpoint, first display the slide, and then complete the following steps:

  1. Point to Picture on the Insert menu, and then click From File.
  2. Locate the folder that contains the animated GIF you want, and then click Insert.
  3. To preview how the animated GIF picture will appear in the slide show, click the Slide Show button at the lower left of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.

 

Shockwave Flash

This step-by-step article describes how to add a Macromedia Shockwave Flash ActiveX control to a slide to play a Flash file (*.swf) during a slide show. The Flash file plays automatically without any user interaction.

NOTE: Neither the PowerPoint viewer nor the Macintosh versions of PowerPoint support the use of ActiveX controls. Only Microsoft PowerPoint 97 and later can use ActiveX controls.


Add a Shockwave Flash Object ActiveX Control to a Slide or Form

To add a Shockwave Flash Object control to a slide, follow these steps:

  1. Start PowerPoint, and then locate the slide that you want to insert the control into.
  2. If the Control Toolbox is not already visible, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Control Toolbox.
  3. In the Control Toolbox, click More Controls, and then click Shockwave Flash Object.

    NOTE: Shockwave Flash must be installed on your computer for the Shockwave Flash Object to be listed in the Control Toolbox.
  4. Draw the control on your slide.

    The Shockwave Flash Object ActiveX control now appears on your slide.

Connect to the Shockwave Flash Animation File
To make the Shockwave Flash control play back your Flash animation file, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the inserted Shockwave Flash control, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Movie property. In the Value box, type the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or drive path to the *.swf file that you want to play.
  3. Make sure that the Playing property is set to True.NOTE: Because of this link in the ActiveX control, Pack and Go cannot pack the Flash animation file. If you plan to use this animation on another computer, use either of the following methods:
  • Make the animation file available on a common network share or Web server. -or-
  • Move the animation file separately, and then update the path to the file in the properties of the control.
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