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Microsoft KB Archive/100702

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MXL: Adding a QuickTime Movie from Another Application

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, versions 4.0, 5.0, 5.0a


You can use Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh to play QuickTime movies that were created in other applications. To take advantage of this feature, the following operating environment conditions must be met:

  • You must be using Apple Macintosh system software version 7.0 or later.
  • The QuickTime extension, which is available from Apple Computer, must be installed.
  • The Wild Magic control panel device, which is available from Apple Computer, must be installed and turned on.

NOTE: This is not required for Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition.

  • The Movie Maker add-in macro, which is part of the Microsoft Excel version 4.0 Macro Library, must be installed, either by using the add-in manager or by opening it from the Macro Library.

NOTE: This is not required for Microsoft Excel 5.0

If all of the above conditions are met, you can open a QuickTime movie in another application, such as Simple Player, and then copy it and paste it to Microsoft Excel. To play the movie, click the short strip of film along the image or the film picture inside the film.


The Movie Maker add-in macro is included with Microsoft Excel 4.0. This add-in may be used to create short, animated movies of Microsoft Excel charts or to play QuickTime movies embedded in Microsoft Excel worksheets.

QuickTime is an extension program created by Apple Computer, Inc., that allows Macintosh computers to play and display video and sound.

Wild Magic is an Extension created by Apple Computer to allow Macintosh applications to display and play QuickTime movies created by other applications.

For more information about QuickTime or Wild Magic, contact your local Apple Computer dealer, or call Apple Computer at (800) 776-2333.

QuickTime and Wild Magic are manufactured by Apple Computer, Inc, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Additional query words: 4.00 5.00a 98 XL98 XL5 XL4

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Version : MACINTOSH:4.0,5.0,5.0a,98
Platform : MACINTOSH
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Last Reviewed: April 5, 1999
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