Thursday, April 05, 2007

How to insert Flash into PowerPoint

One of the things I get asked the most is how to insert a flash animation into PowerPoint. It used to be an easy task but alas....not all software applications play nice together.

There are several ways to do this but the easiest and free way is to install Swiff Point Player for PowerPoint. Sorry Mac users...this particular tool is only for Windows 98 - 2003.

Once installed you just open PowerPoint and the SwiffPoint Player icon will be in the drawing tool bar or under insert in the menu options at the top.

Note: when doing a PPT presentation where you have used Swiff Point Player to insert a flash animation....the player must be installed on whatever computer you use to do your presentation. I keep this on a USB drive as a collection of tools in case the machine I am presenting on needs it.

If anyone knows of any other applications for PC or Mac please feel free to list them.

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