Note - Click for Insert Flash Movies in PowerPoint 2007
Note - If the Flash Player is not installed on your computer already, you will need to do so. Choose the version for your operating system.
- Flash Player for most operating systems.
Flash movies are animations and are created primarily in the program Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash), but other programs also have the capability of saving or exporting their finished products in a Flash movie format. These Flash movie files are typically small file sizes so they are perfect to use in PowerPoint presentations and on Web sites.
Special thanks to Sandi Bumstead for the idea, her expertise, and the sample Flash movie used in this article.
Note - It is very important that all components of your PowerPoint presentation are located in the same folder. If necessary, copy your Flash movie to the same folder that contains your PowerPoint presentation.
- Open an existing PowerPoint presentation or start a new presentation.
- Navigate to the slide that will contain your Flash movie.
- Choose View > Toolbars > Control Toolbox from the menu.