Is it possible to set an imported SWFs background to transparent within Presenter? I have Presenter 7, PowerPoint 2007, Flash CS4, working in Windows Vista.
The only way I know to set SWF transparency is with the WMode parameter... so, in PowerPoint, if I right-click the imported SWF and choose "Properties" I get the Properties window which contains a field WMode. I set this to "Transparent", but when publishing the Presenter file to "My Computer" the original SWF background (white in this case) still shows up.
My PowerPoint has a gradient background, and my SWF file's stage is smaller than my PPT stage. Making teh SWF BG transparent will allow me to place the SWF wherever I need to on the PPT stage without having to worry about lining up background gradients precisely.
Any help is appreciated.
No, there is no way to make a swf file have a transparent background. My work around has been to just have the dimensions of the Flash file cover the entire stage (720x540 seems to work best for me), and import the ppt background so that it's the background for the swf.
So, not even 4 years later, and after 2 new versions of Flash can we still not produce a transparent background to be able to seamlessly go in a Powerpoint 2010 file? I imported a single/looping file under the <Insert Tab. It had a transparent backgound and a playhead with start/stop on it. Can't remember how I did it though?