Grrr… How to embed flash files into PowerPoint

Ever wanted to add a flash object into PowerPoint and couldn’t work out how?  It is possible, but hidden!  Here is the how-to!

Step 1

  • Go to ‘view’
  • Click ‘Toolbars’
  • Select ‘Control Toolbox’

Step 2

  • Click on the ‘More Controls’ icon
  • Select ‘Shockwave Flash Object’

Step 3

  • Draw yourself the box that you want the flash movie to run in
  • Right click, select ‘properties’

Step 4

  • Change ‘EmbedMovie’ from false to true
  • Change loop from ‘true’ to ‘false’
  • Copy file location from the properties (right click on file, select properties) and copy/paste it into this space.
  • When you’ve finished, close down the properties box, and then set the presentation to go.
  • It should work!
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