embedding SWF files - issue with FrameNum property


B

besd

Hi,

I embedded SWF files in my powerpoint presentation (2007), but each time I
view the powerpoint presentation, the property "frameNum" of the SWF files
changes and is set to the last frame of the SWF-movie. I need it to stay on
"1", otherwise it doesn't play automatically the next time I view the
presentation.
Is there a way to achieve that?

Thanks,
 
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E

Echo S

C

ciciamy

YOU cann't directly embed the SWF format file on your powerpoint
presentation. As you want to embed the video file to your
presentation:

First of all, the embedded video must be in the correct format. Make
sure it is either in Windows media file (.wmv) or in .avi format. Save
the video on your desktop so that it's easy to embed. If you want to
convert your SWF to these video format, you can find out some video
converter form "google"
• Step 2
Open your PowerPoint presentation. Embed your video by using the
"Insert," "Movies and Sounds," and "Movie from File" commands.
Navigate to the video file you saved on your desktop and click "OK."
• Step 3
When your presentation is finished, save it as a packaged presentation
by using the "File," "Save As," PowerPoint Show. This will make it
transportable from one computer to the next. Otherwise, the video will
only save as a link. If you click on the link to the video on another
computer--even if it looks like a square box where the video should
be--it will not have point to anywhere as the video was not originally
saved on that computer.
• Step 4
After having saved, re-open your prepackaged file on another computer
to make sure the save worked and the video was transferred.
.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
How to Add Various Videos to PowerPoint Presentation
http://www.ppt-to-dvd.com/learningc...ous-videos-to-powerpoint-resentation.html#149
 
B

besd

Thanks Echo S :) I will try that add-in and check out the other links you've
mentionned.
Is there any other way you know to really embed an SWF? Maybe with another
add-in? Or will it never work? I'm asking cause the slides will be used to be
published to a slide library (through sharepoint), so I guess that all needs
to be embedded in order to work...

Echo S said:
Get the Flashback add-in at http://www.mvps.org/skp/

By the way, even though it says it's embedded, that SWF won't play in PPT
2007 unless you have the SWF available at the appropriate path.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14


besd said:
Hi,

I embedded SWF files in my powerpoint presentation (2007), but each time
I
view the powerpoint presentation, the property "frameNum" of the SWF files
changes and is set to the last frame of the SWF-movie. I need it to stay
on
"1", otherwise it doesn't play automatically the next time I view the
presentation.
Is there a way to achieve that?

Thanks,
 
B

besd

Thanks for you answer Ciciamy.
I don't think the package will work for me as I need to publish the slides
to a slide library through sharepoint in order to make them available to
other people.
Do you have any ideas on how to solve the issue in this particular case?
Thanks in advance.
 
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E

Echo S

I believe if you save the file as PPT (97-2003 format), the SWF will embed
and play.

See, the SWF is embedded even when you save as 2007 PPTX format, but there's
a bug somewhere so it doesn't actually *play*. It's there, but it won't
play.

But if you save as 97-2003 PPT format, it's there and it will play. I think.
Having trouble remembering right now. :) But that's what I'd try.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14


besd said:
Thanks Echo S :) I will try that add-in and check out the other links
you've
mentionned.
Is there any other way you know to really embed an SWF? Maybe with another
add-in? Or will it never work? I'm asking cause the slides will be used to
be
published to a slide library (through sharepoint), so I guess that all
needs
to be embedded in order to work...

Echo S said:
Get the Flashback add-in at http://www.mvps.org/skp/

By the way, even though it says it's embedded, that SWF won't play in PPT
2007 unless you have the SWF available at the appropriate path.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14


besd said:
Hi,

I embedded SWF files in my powerpoint presentation (2007), but each
time
I
view the powerpoint presentation, the property "frameNum" of the SWF
files
changes and is set to the last frame of the SWF-movie. I need it to
stay
on
"1", otherwise it doesn't play automatically the next time I view the
presentation.
Is there a way to achieve that?

Thanks,
 
D

Dwightgenius

1. Copy the URL of the SWF file you want to insert and save it to a
notepad. For example, if the file name is abc.swf, and the file is
located at D:\My Documents, then the file URL should be "D:\My
Documents\abc.swf"
2. Insert the SWF file to your PowerPoint presentation. The
specific steps may be slightly different in PowerPoint 2003 and 2007.
* In PowerPoint 2007, ensure the Developer tab has been
enabled. If it isn't, go to Office (the Microsoft logo at the top left
of the window) -> PowerPoint Options, and tick the checkbox Show
Developer tab in the Ribbon in the pop up interface.

The next actions are the same in both versions.
* Click on the More Controls icon in the Control group.
* In the More Controls prompt box, scroll down the list to
Shockwave Flash Object and click the item. Then the ActiveX Control is
displayed as a crosshair object.
3. Enter the URL of the SWF file to the ActiveX Control item in
your presentation.

Right click on the crosshair item to select Properties from the
list. In the Properties interface, follow these steps:
* Find out EmbedMovie and change the item property from
"False" to "True" if you want to move the presentation to another
computer.
* Go to the Movie item and paste the URL of the SWF file
(which is saved previously on your notepad) to the right blank.
4. Fine tune the SWF file in the PowerPoint presentation

To set specific options for playing the SWF file, do the
following in the Properties interface.
* If the Playing property is set to True, you can turn it to
False to disable the Start/Pause control.
* If you don't want the video to play in loop, go to change
the Loop property to False.

Close the Properties dialog box once it is done.
5. Set the presentation to the "Slideshow" mode to view the SWF
flash. Click the Slide Show button in the lower left of the PowerPoint
window (or press F5, or click View Show in the Slide Show menu,) to
run the SWF flash.

Refer to the passage:
How to insert SWF file into PowerPoint 2003/2007?
http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/powerpoint-knowledge/how-to-insert-swf-into-powerpoint.html
 
P

Paul Froggatt

I have a slightly different issue with the FrameNum property. Every .swf file I insert has default FrameNum -1. Once I enter SlideShow mode it runs ok, and loops fine.

I want to print presentations without entering SlideShow mode, which means I need the default FrameNum to be 0 when I load the program so the flash is visible on the slide rather than just being a white square.

Does anyone know how to change the default FrameNum? (i've tried just entering "0" in the FrameNum field but it reverts back to -1 once you close PowerPoint)



Echo S wrote:

Re: embedding SWF files - issue with FrameNum property
31-Aug-09

Get the Flashback add-in at http://www.mvps.org/skp/

By the way, even though it says it is embedded, that SWF will not play in PPT
2007 unless you have the SWF available at the appropriate path.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

Previous Posts In This Thread:

embedding SWF files - issue with FrameNum property
Hi,

I embedded SWF files in my powerpoint presentation (2007), but each time I
view the powerpoint presentation, the property "frameNum" of the SWF files
changes and is set to the last frame of the SWF-movie. I need it to stay on
"1", otherwise it does not play automatically the next time I view the
presentation.
Is there a way to achieve that?

Thanks,

Re: embedding SWF files - issue with FrameNum property
Get the Flashback add-in at http://www.mvps.org/skp/

By the way, even though it says it is embedded, that SWF will not play in PPT
2007 unless you have the SWF available at the appropriate path.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

YOU cann't directly embed the SWF format file on your powerpointpresentation.
YOU cann't directly embed the SWF format file on your powerpoint
presentation. As you want to embed the video file to your
presentation:

First of all, the embedded video must be in the correct format. Make
sure it is either in Windows media file (.wmv) or in .avi format. Save
the video on your desktop so that it is easy to embed. If you want to
convert your SWF to these video format, you can find out some video
converter form "google"
=95 Step 2
Open your PowerPoint presentation. Embed your video by using the
"Insert," "Movies and Sounds," and "Movie from File" commands.
Navigate to the video file you saved on your desktop and click "OK."
=95 Step 3
When your presentation is finished, save it as a packaged presentation
by using the "File," "Save As," PowerPoint Show. This will make it
transportable from one computer to the next. Otherwise, the video will
only save as a link. If you click on the link to the video on another
computer--even if it looks like a square box where the video should
be--it will not have point to anywhere as the video was not originally
saved on that computer.
=95 Step 4
After having saved, re-open your prepackaged file on another computer
to make sure the save worked and the video was transferred.
.............................................................................=
.............................................................................=
..................................................................
How to Add Various Videos to PowerPoint Presentation
http://www.ppt-to-dvd.com/learningcenter/how-to-add-various-videos-to-power=
point-resentation.html#149

Re: embedding SWF files - issue with FrameNum property
Thanks Echo S :) I will try that add-in and check out the other links you have
mentionned.
Is there any other way you know to really embed an SWF? Maybe with another
add-in? Or will it never work? I am asking cause the slides will be used to be
published to a slide library (through sharepoint), so I guess that all needs
to be embedded in order to work...

:

Thanks for you answer Ciciamy.
Thanks for you answer Ciciamy.
I do not think the package will work for me as I need to publish the slides
to a slide library through sharepoint in order to make them available to
other people.
Do you have any ideas on how to solve the issue in this particular case?
Thanks in advance.

:

I believe if you save the file as PPT (97-2003 format), the SWF will embed and
I believe if you save the file as PPT (97-2003 format), the SWF will embed
and play.

See, the SWF is embedded even when you save as 2007 PPTX format, but there is
a bug somewhere so it does not actually *play*. it is there, but it will not
play.

But if you save as 97-2003 PPT format, it is there and it will play. I think.
Having trouble remembering right now. :) But that is what I'd try.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

You missed the important part of what we're talking about.
You missed the important part of what we are talking about. If you send this
file to another computer, the SWF will not play in the PPTX file in PowerPoint
2007.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

A guide on how to embed swf files in PowerPoint presentation.
This passage may help you:
How to insert SWF file into PowerPoint 2003/2007? (With a step-by-step video guide)
http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/powerpoint-knowledge/how-to-insert-swf-into-powerpoint.h

1. Copy the URL of the SWF file you want to insert and save it to anotepad.
1. Copy the URL of the SWF file you want to insert and save it to a
notepad. For example, if the file name is abc.swf, and the file is
located at D:\My Documents, then the file URL should be "D:\My
Documents\abc.swf"
2. Insert the SWF file to your PowerPoint presentation. The
specific steps may be slightly different in PowerPoint 2003 and 2007.
* In PowerPoint 2007, ensure the Developer tab has been
enabled. If it is not, go to Office (the Microsoft logo at the top left
of the window) -> PowerPoint Options, and tick the checkbox Show
Developer tab in the Ribbon in the pop up interface.

The next actions are the same in both versions.
* Click on the More Controls icon in the Control group.
* In the More Controls prompt box, scroll down the list to
Shockwave Flash Object and click the item. Then the ActiveX Control is
displayed as a crosshair object.
3. Enter the URL of the SWF file to the ActiveX Control item in
your presentation.

Right click on the crosshair item to select Properties from the
list. In the Properties interface, follow these steps:
* Find out EmbedMovie and change the item property from
"False" to "True" if you want to move the presentation to another
computer.
* Go to the Movie item and paste the URL of the SWF file
(which is saved previously on your notepad) to the right blank.
4. Fine tune the SWF file in the PowerPoint presentation

To set specific options for playing the SWF file, do the
following in the Properties interface.
* If the Playing property is set to True, you can turn it to
False to disable the Start/Pause control.
* If you do not want the video to play in loop, go to change
the Loop property to False.

Close the Properties dialog box once it is done.
5. Set the presentation to the "Slideshow" mode to view the SWF
flash. Click the Slide Show button in the lower left of the PowerPoint
window (or press F5, or click View Show in the Slide Show menu,) to
run the SWF flash.

Refer to the passage:
How to insert SWF file into PowerPoint 2003/2007?
http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/powerpoint-knowledge/how-to-insert-swf-into-powerpoint.html

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E

Echo S

For printing purposes, I'd probably take a screenshot of the frame I want
and paste it onto the slide. Crop as necessary. The SWF will come to the top
"layer" of the slide when it plays, so that won't be a problem. You can also
give the screengrab an automatic exit animation if you want so it doesn't
really show in Slide Show View.

If the SWF still shows when printing (like the edges peek out or something)
and you're printing in B/W or Grayscale, you can set the SWF to "don't show"
so it doesn't print. Go to View | B/W or Grayscale and select the SWF and
choose Don't Show from the B/W or Grayscale options.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx


in message
I have a slightly different issue with the FrameNum property. Every .swf
file I insert has default FrameNum -1. Once I enter SlideShow mode it runs
ok, and loops fine.

I want to print presentations without entering SlideShow mode, which means
I need the default FrameNum to be 0 when I load the program so the flash
is visible on the slide rather than just being a white square.

Does anyone know how to change the default FrameNum? (i've tried just
entering "0" in the FrameNum field but it reverts back to -1 once you
close PowerPoint)



Echo S wrote:

Re: embedding SWF files - issue with FrameNum property
31-Aug-09

Get the Flashback add-in at http://www.mvps.org/skp/

By the way, even though it says it is embedded, that SWF will not play in
PPT
2007 unless you have the SWF available at the appropriate path.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

Previous Posts In This Thread:

embedding SWF files - issue with FrameNum property
Hi,

I embedded SWF files in my powerpoint presentation (2007), but each time
I
view the powerpoint presentation, the property "frameNum" of the SWF files
changes and is set to the last frame of the SWF-movie. I need it to stay
on
"1", otherwise it does not play automatically the next time I view the
presentation.
Is there a way to achieve that?

Thanks,

Re: embedding SWF files - issue with FrameNum property
Get the Flashback add-in at http://www.mvps.org/skp/

By the way, even though it says it is embedded, that SWF will not play in
PPT
2007 unless you have the SWF available at the appropriate path.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

YOU cann't directly embed the SWF format file on your
powerpointpresentation.
YOU cann't directly embed the SWF format file on your powerpoint
presentation. As you want to embed the video file to your
presentation:

First of all, the embedded video must be in the correct format. Make
sure it is either in Windows media file (.wmv) or in .avi format. Save
the video on your desktop so that it is easy to embed. If you want to
convert your SWF to these video format, you can find out some video
converter form "google"
=95 Step 2
Open your PowerPoint presentation. Embed your video by using the
"Insert," "Movies and Sounds," and "Movie from File" commands.
Navigate to the video file you saved on your desktop and click "OK."
=95 Step 3
When your presentation is finished, save it as a packaged presentation
by using the "File," "Save As," PowerPoint Show. This will make it
transportable from one computer to the next. Otherwise, the video will
only save as a link. If you click on the link to the video on another
computer--even if it looks like a square box where the video should
be--it will not have point to anywhere as the video was not originally
saved on that computer.
=95 Step 4
After having saved, re-open your prepackaged file on another computer
to make sure the save worked and the video was transferred.
...........................................................................=
...........................................................................=
................................................................
How to Add Various Videos to PowerPoint Presentation
http://www.ppt-to-dvd.com/learningcenter/how-to-add-various-videos-to-power=
point-resentation.html#149

Re: embedding SWF files - issue with FrameNum property
Thanks Echo S :) I will try that add-in and check out the other links you
have
mentionned.
Is there any other way you know to really embed an SWF? Maybe with another
add-in? Or will it never work? I am asking cause the slides will be used
to be
published to a slide library (through sharepoint), so I guess that all
needs
to be embedded in order to work...

:

Thanks for you answer Ciciamy.
Thanks for you answer Ciciamy.
I do not think the package will work for me as I need to publish the
slides
to a slide library through sharepoint in order to make them available to
other people.
Do you have any ideas on how to solve the issue in this particular case?
Thanks in advance.

:

I believe if you save the file as PPT (97-2003 format), the SWF will embed
and
I believe if you save the file as PPT (97-2003 format), the SWF will embed
and play.

See, the SWF is embedded even when you save as 2007 PPTX format, but there
is
a bug somewhere so it does not actually *play*. it is there, but it will
not
play.

But if you save as 97-2003 PPT format, it is there and it will play. I
think.
Having trouble remembering right now. :) But that is what I'd try.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

You missed the important part of what we're talking about.
You missed the important part of what we are talking about. If you send
this
file to another computer, the SWF will not play in the PPTX file in
PowerPoint
2007.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

A guide on how to embed swf files in PowerPoint presentation.
This passage may help you:
How to insert SWF file into PowerPoint 2003/2007? (With a step-by-step
video guide)
http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/powerpoint-knowledge/how-to-insert-swf-into-powerpoint.h

1. Copy the URL of the SWF file you want to insert and save it to
anotepad.
1. Copy the URL of the SWF file you want to insert and save it to a
notepad. For example, if the file name is abc.swf, and the file is
located at D:\My Documents, then the file URL should be "D:\My
Documents\abc.swf"
2. Insert the SWF file to your PowerPoint presentation. The
specific steps may be slightly different in PowerPoint 2003 and 2007.
* In PowerPoint 2007, ensure the Developer tab has been
enabled. If it is not, go to Office (the Microsoft logo at the top left
of the window) -> PowerPoint Options, and tick the checkbox Show
Developer tab in the Ribbon in the pop up interface.

The next actions are the same in both versions.
* Click on the More Controls icon in the Control group.
* In the More Controls prompt box, scroll down the list to
Shockwave Flash Object and click the item. Then the ActiveX Control is
displayed as a crosshair object.
3. Enter the URL of the SWF file to the ActiveX Control item in
your presentation.

Right click on the crosshair item to select Properties from the
list. In the Properties interface, follow these steps:
* Find out EmbedMovie and change the item property from
"False" to "True" if you want to move the presentation to another
computer.
* Go to the Movie item and paste the URL of the SWF file
(which is saved previously on your notepad) to the right blank.
4. Fine tune the SWF file in the PowerPoint presentation

To set specific options for playing the SWF file, do the
following in the Properties interface.
* If the Playing property is set to True, you can turn it to
False to disable the Start/Pause control.
* If you do not want the video to play in loop, go to change
the Loop property to False.

Close the Properties dialog box once it is done.
5. Set the presentation to the "Slideshow" mode to view the SWF
flash. Click the Slide Show button in the lower left of the PowerPoint
window (or press F5, or click View Show in the Slide Show menu,) to
run the SWF flash.

Refer to the passage:
How to insert SWF file into PowerPoint 2003/2007?
http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/powerpoint-knowledge/how-to-insert-swf-into-powerpoint.html

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Coding Standards, Team Development, And You
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial...c4-ad051e4bb81a/coding-standards-team-de.aspx
 
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