Microsoft KB Archive/250974

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PSS ID Number: 250974

Article Last Modified on 4/20/2001

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000

This article was previously published under Q250974

For a Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 version of this article, see 291875.


You can add the 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: The PowerPoint Viewer does not support the use of ActiveX controls. Nor do any of the Macintosh versions of PowerPoint. Only Microsoft PowerPoint 97, Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 can activate and use ActiveX controls.


Adding 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. Go to the slide where you want to insert the control.
  2. If the Control Toolbox is not already visible, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Control Toolbox.
  3. Click the More Controls button in the Control Toolbox. Click Shockwave Flash Object, and then draw the control on your slide.

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

Connecting to the Shockwave Flash Animation File

To have the Shockwave Flash control play back your Flash Animation file, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the 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 back.
  3. Make sure that the Playing property is set to true.

NOTE: Because of this link within the ActiveX control, Pack and Go cannot pack the Flash Animation file. If you plan to use this animation on another computer, you either need to have the animation file available on a common network share or Web server; or you need to move the animation file separately, and update the path to the file within the properties of the control.

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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