When I wanted to insert a SWF into a PowerPoint 2007 presentation, I would use the More Controls dialog in PowerPoint's Developer tab to insert a Shockwave/Flash object. But in PowerPoint 2010, that control is missing from the dialog. Where did it go? When I click the Register Custom DLL, there's no obvious file to choose, either.
Has anyone else run into this? I'm not looking for a way to convert a SWF into a video that can be embedded or using a 3rd-party plug-in or anything like that. I know how to do those things. I'm specifically looking to insert a SWF using only what's built into PowerPoint and Flash, so if anyone has info on it, please let me know!
Hi, friend, here is an article on How to Insert a SWF File to PowerPoint 2007, you can visit the web to get the detailed solution: http://www.acoolsoft.com/support/powerpointzone/Insert-SWF-File-in-Pow erPoint.html
The article you refererence does indeed explain how to insert a SWF into a PowerPoint 2007 movie. But as I said in my post, this does not work in PowerPoint 2010 because the Shockwave/Flash control is not available to insert from the list.
I'll also add a couple more points for anyone else reading this: I am running the final, released version of PowerPoint 2010 (not a release candidate) and I also just tried installing the latest version of the Flash player, hoping that might get the proper control to appear.....but it didn't.
I'm wondering if Microsoft is trying to push Flash aside in favor of Silverlight.
I have installed PowerPoint 2010 beta release on my machine. I was able to attach a SWF file to the presentation successfully. All options to insert a video are located on the Insert tab, in the Media group. Please refer to the link below on how to insert a flash movie to the presentation.
Also Microsoft have provided support for Flash in PowerPoint 2010. To find the list of supported formats please visit the following link:
The Insert/Media button in the released version of Office recognizes many video formats, but it doesn't recognize SWF (or FLV). The Insert/Object button also doesn't recognize them. I tested this on 3 computers.
Is it possible that only the 32-bit version of Office recognizes Flash, but the 64-bit version doesn't? I'm running only x64.
After digging around in the MS world, I found that yes indeed, the reason I can't get this to work is because I'm running the 64-bit version of Office 2010 and Adobe still hasn't released a 64-bit Flash player control. Heck, 64-bit windows has only been around for about 4 years, so what's the rush? This seems to be the same problem that causes poor performance of Flash movies in 64-bit browsers (yes, even when run in XP mode).
As you mentioned in your message, Flash is not supported for 64 bit environment. And I was able to successfully import the flash movie on a 32 bit machine. At the same time I am eagerly waiting for flash to be ported on to a 64 bit platform.