What if you place the animation in a movie clip? Then place the movie clip on that single frame?
Would that really make any difference? The .swf plays like it is supposed to. Even when I click "presentation" in PowerPoint, the .swf works. Just when I publish the whole thing with the Presenter, nothing happens. All the other animations work fine, though.
Thanks for the quick reply,
Nobody here who could help me?
If you are using Office 2007/2010 then, you may need to do a Save As to save your presentation to .PPT format. Then try to publish it and see if it works.
Dinidaerrtu- I had exactly the same problem. I am trying to remember what my solution was.....mmm... at the end of the day I think I had to lay it out on the time line i.e. you have a script and it only uses 1 frame. What you will have to do is spread it over multiple frames. Having said that I quickly did a littel test and for the life of me I could not get it to work .... grrrrrr. I know I got it to work as I did a project last year and I came up with the same problem. If you give me time I will go back to the project and try figure out what I did.
That would be great! Thank you
Hi Dinindaerrtu- I only have bad news.... I have not been able to get the animation to work in presenter. I mentioned that I got the animation to work in a previouse project. In that project I used Office 2003. In the tests I did I could not even get a normal animation to play in Office 2007 (forget about dealing with your problem i.e. using action script). Do you have any news on your side?
Nope, no news from my side
I still don't have any idea where the whole thing goes wrong...
I would try to export or Save As your file as a PowerPoint Show presentation (pps or ppsx extension) instead of a ppt or pptx extension. Play back the ppsx by double-clicking on the icon and opening the presentation and see if that works.
I don't see how that would help. The animation works fine, then, but I can't export/publish it with the Presenter anymore, since it only accepts ppt or pptx files. That would mean that all the timing and the voice explaining the slides would be lost.
It's quite simple and I've done it successfully before.
Import your SWF using the Presenter Add-In.
Export your PPS or PPSX using the PowerPoint SaveAs option for PowerPointShow instead of PowerPoint Presentation.
Yes, it works, I know. But as far as I understand (I maybe wrong, so please correct me if I misunderstand), that would give me a PowerPoint presentation where my .swf is embedded and which I can click through like any other presentation.
What I would NOT get is an Adobe Presenter file where I have a movie that is accompanied by a speech that was recorded and timed and which is embedded into a special player-environment where the viewer can skip between the slides and which contains quizzes etc. And since I want exactly this file, a .pps would not help me (?)
Hello Dinindaerrtu - After how many weeeeeeeks. I finally have it working. You are not going to believe what my problem was... BOY! O! BOY!
I might have lost the plot as to what your problem was but let me explain what I did. Off the bat I could not even import an swf and play it in presenter. Nothing worked even although I have done it before. I know your solution was to have it run in one frame. Ok! Ok! I am so excited because I have eventually got it to work ... heee.... with help from Adobe (Kapil ... thanks Kapil). So here it comes... Ready? All I had to do was upgrad my version of Presenter. I must have upgraded my version about 4 times. My current version is 7.0.6 Build 7604.
I created a couple of tests and it works.
I am so holding thumbs that this will sort your problems.
Let me know
Good to hear that it works for you now.. However I guess the first step is to update the Presenter to 7.0.6 which is basic thing we need to have the latest version. Common Sense.. lol
I was of the opinion all of Adobe products get updated automatically... I mean half my bandwidth goes to updates..... and every day that goes buy is another update to an Adobe product. How was I to know that Presenter does not get updated?
For some reason Presenter one must update manually.
Then some good news is that an upgrade to Presenter is around the corner... August or September. Hopefully it will support Action Script 3.
thank you for your answers
I am as surprised as DHMerritt concerning the updates. But as long as it works, I'll not complain ^^
I haven't tried it yet, but I will do so soon and tell you the results.
Thank you very much!!
Holding thumbs.... OOooo I hope it works