embedding SWF not working


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beccaCarr

Hi. I've set the EmbedMovie parameter to True, then saved my PPT file. But
when I move the PPT file outside of the folder where the SWF is, and then
reopen it in PowerPoint, the SWF file is no longer there in Slideshow mode. I
thought you were supposed to be able to embed SWFs into PowerPoint. Can
someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Also, to get the SWF file to be properly proportioned (and show only the
content on the Flash stage), how should I set the Scale properties? Are the
Width and Height properties set in pixel units? When I put the same number of
pixels as my Flash stage, the movie in PowerPoint is way too big.
Thanks!
 
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Landy

Echo,
You're kidding me! That's one very very good reason for me never to upgrade
to 2007. I embed SWFs all the time. Most of them are single frame vector
image files - that's the most reliable way of getting vector diagrams from
programs like coreldraw into ppt looking like they should. Not being able
to embed SWF is a MAJOR backward step. I definitely won't be upgrading.
Thanks for pointing this out - I haven't read it anywhere else.
cheers
Bill


Echo S said:
Which version of PPT? SWFs won't embed in 2007 even if it seems like they
do.

--
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


beccaCarr said:
Hi. I've set the EmbedMovie parameter to True, then saved my PPT file.
But
when I move the PPT file outside of the folder where the SWF is, and then
reopen it in PowerPoint, the SWF file is no longer there in Slideshow
mode. I
thought you were supposed to be able to embed SWFs into PowerPoint. Can
someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Also, to get the SWF file to be properly proportioned (and show only the
content on the Flash stage), how should I set the Scale properties? Are
the
Width and Height properties set in pixel units? When I put the same
number of
pixels as my Flash stage, the movie in PowerPoint is way too big.
Thanks!
 
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Echo S

Nope, not kidding. SWFs link to PPT 2007 just fine, but they don't actually
embed.

However, you can open the file in 2003, and it will be embedded. Go figure.
It's got something to do with what the ActiveX control is telling PowerPoint
2007. I don't remember or understand the details. All I know is embedded
SWFs don't play n 2007, but if you include the SWF (as a linked file), it
will play fine.

EMF won't work for your vector purposes, huh?

--
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


Landy said:
Echo,
You're kidding me! That's one very very good reason for me never to
upgrade to 2007. I embed SWFs all the time. Most of them are single
frame vector image files - that's the most reliable way of getting vector
diagrams from programs like coreldraw into ppt looking like they should.
Not being able to embed SWF is a MAJOR backward step. I definitely won't
be upgrading. Thanks for pointing this out - I haven't read it anywhere
else.
cheers
Bill


Echo S said:
Which version of PPT? SWFs won't embed in 2007 even if it seems like they
do.

--
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


beccaCarr said:
Hi. I've set the EmbedMovie parameter to True, then saved my PPT file.
But
when I move the PPT file outside of the folder where the SWF is, and
then
reopen it in PowerPoint, the SWF file is no longer there in Slideshow
mode. I
thought you were supposed to be able to embed SWFs into PowerPoint. Can
someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Also, to get the SWF file to be properly proportioned (and show only the
content on the Flash stage), how should I set the Scale properties? Are
the
Width and Height properties set in pixel units? When I put the same
number of
pixels as my Flash stage, the movie in PowerPoint is way too big.
Thanks!
 
L

Landy

Not for complicated things like drop shadows, blends and fancy fountain
fills. In fact WMF is usually better than EMF.
I wonder if this is something to do with the version of flash activeX
installed. I might give version 10 a go with pp2007 and see if it works.
cheers
Bill


Echo S said:
Nope, not kidding. SWFs link to PPT 2007 just fine, but they don't
actually embed.

However, you can open the file in 2003, and it will be embedded. Go
figure. It's got something to do with what the ActiveX control is telling
PowerPoint 2007. I don't remember or understand the details. All I know is
embedded SWFs don't play n 2007, but if you include the SWF (as a linked
file), it will play fine.

EMF won't work for your vector purposes, huh?

--
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


Landy said:
Echo,
You're kidding me! That's one very very good reason for me never to
upgrade to 2007. I embed SWFs all the time. Most of them are single
frame vector image files - that's the most reliable way of getting vector
diagrams from programs like coreldraw into ppt looking like they should.
Not being able to embed SWF is a MAJOR backward step. I definitely won't
be upgrading. Thanks for pointing this out - I haven't read it anywhere
else.
cheers
Bill


Echo S said:
Which version of PPT? SWFs won't embed in 2007 even if it seems like
they do.

--
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


Hi. I've set the EmbedMovie parameter to True, then saved my PPT file.
But
when I move the PPT file outside of the folder where the SWF is, and
then
reopen it in PowerPoint, the SWF file is no longer there in Slideshow
mode. I
thought you were supposed to be able to embed SWFs into PowerPoint. Can
someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Also, to get the SWF file to be properly proportioned (and show only
the
content on the Flash stage), how should I set the Scale properties? Are
the
Width and Height properties set in pixel units? When I put the same
number of
pixels as my Flash stage, the movie in PowerPoint is way too big.
Thanks!
 
B

beccaCarr

Thanks, although that's not the answer I hoped for. Boy is that lame to go
backward in functionality. Actually there are a lot of things that are less
functional and more complicated in 2007.

Echo S said:
Which version of PPT? SWFs won't embed in 2007 even if it seems like they
do.

--
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


beccaCarr said:
Hi. I've set the EmbedMovie parameter to True, then saved my PPT file. But
when I move the PPT file outside of the folder where the SWF is, and then
reopen it in PowerPoint, the SWF file is no longer there in Slideshow
mode. I
thought you were supposed to be able to embed SWFs into PowerPoint. Can
someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Also, to get the SWF file to be properly proportioned (and show only the
content on the Flash stage), how should I set the Scale properties? Are
the
Width and Height properties set in pixel units? When I put the same number
of
pixels as my Flash stage, the movie in PowerPoint is way too big.
Thanks!
 
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Echo S

Bonny Wang said:
Some software can help you to embed swf file into PowerPoint, such as
PPT2Flash Professional, for example. There is a function of "insert
Flash", you can see the tutorial here:
http://www.sameshow.com/other/insert-flash-into-powerpoint-2007.html#164

Is the SWF embedded using this method, or is it linked?

Inserting a SWF is not the problem; embedding it is.

--
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
 
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Echo S

Yeah. I don't disagree with you.

I should clarify this one a little. The SWF is embedded in the PPT file, but
PPT 2007 doesn't recognize it as such. It's got something to do with what
the SWF is telling the ActiveX control is telling PPT -- apparently it's
reporting wrong. I don't recall the details, but since Adobe and Microsoft
aren't friends, I swear I don't think it will ever be fixed. I hope it will
but I'm not holding my breath.

Anyway, if you open the file in PPT 2003, the SWF will play! So it is there
in the file. But PPT 2007 treats it as though it's linked, so you still need
the separate SWF if you need it to play in 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


beccaCarr said:
Thanks, although that's not the answer I hoped for. Boy is that lame to go
backward in functionality. Actually there are a lot of things that are
less
functional and more complicated in 2007.

Echo S said:
Which version of PPT? SWFs won't embed in 2007 even if it seems like they
do.

--
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


beccaCarr said:
Hi. I've set the EmbedMovie parameter to True, then saved my PPT file.
But
when I move the PPT file outside of the folder where the SWF is, and
then
reopen it in PowerPoint, the SWF file is no longer there in Slideshow
mode. I
thought you were supposed to be able to embed SWFs into PowerPoint. Can
someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Also, to get the SWF file to be properly proportioned (and show only
the
content on the Flash stage), how should I set the Scale properties? Are
the
Width and Height properties set in pixel units? When I put the same
number
of
pixels as my Flash stage, the movie in PowerPoint is way too big.
Thanks!
 
B

beccaCarr

Thanks for all the help folks. I'm having another problem. In PowerPoint
2007, my linked SWF files are invisible when I reopen the file. If I mouse
around them, I can see handles, so I know they're there. And when I open the
slide in Slideshow View, I see them (although they're stuck at the end
because I haven't yet done the VBscript for rewind). When I then quit
Slideshow and go back to Normal view, I see them. But, again, even if I save
before closing the file, when I reopen, they're invisible. Anyone else having
this problem?

Echo S said:
Yeah. I don't disagree with you.

I should clarify this one a little. The SWF is embedded in the PPT file, but
PPT 2007 doesn't recognize it as such. It's got something to do with what
the SWF is telling the ActiveX control is telling PPT -- apparently it's
reporting wrong. I don't recall the details, but since Adobe and Microsoft
aren't friends, I swear I don't think it will ever be fixed. I hope it will
but I'm not holding my breath.

Anyway, if you open the file in PPT 2003, the SWF will play! So it is there
in the file. But PPT 2007 treats it as though it's linked, so you still need
the separate SWF if you need it to play in 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


beccaCarr said:
Thanks, although that's not the answer I hoped for. Boy is that lame to go
backward in functionality. Actually there are a lot of things that are
less
functional and more complicated in 2007.

Echo S said:
Which version of PPT? SWFs won't embed in 2007 even if it seems like they
do.

--
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


Hi. I've set the EmbedMovie parameter to True, then saved my PPT file.
But
when I move the PPT file outside of the folder where the SWF is, and
then
reopen it in PowerPoint, the SWF file is no longer there in Slideshow
mode. I
thought you were supposed to be able to embed SWFs into PowerPoint. Can
someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Also, to get the SWF file to be properly proportioned (and show only
the
content on the Flash stage), how should I set the Scale properties? Are
the
Width and Height properties set in pixel units? When I put the same
number
of
pixels as my Flash stage, the movie in PowerPoint is way too big.
Thanks!
 
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Echo S

That's not one I've run into, but I don't use SWFs all that often inside
PPT. I wonder if rewinding will make that behave better?

Shyam Pillai has a free add-in called Flashback that rewinds the SWFs. It
must also be installed on the presenting computer, if that's not the
production computer. http://www.mvps.org/skp/

--
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


beccaCarr said:
Thanks for all the help folks. I'm having another problem. In PowerPoint
2007, my linked SWF files are invisible when I reopen the file. If I mouse
around them, I can see handles, so I know they're there. And when I open
the
slide in Slideshow View, I see them (although they're stuck at the end
because I haven't yet done the VBscript for rewind). When I then quit
Slideshow and go back to Normal view, I see them. But, again, even if I
save
before closing the file, when I reopen, they're invisible. Anyone else
having
this problem?

Echo S said:
Yeah. I don't disagree with you.

I should clarify this one a little. The SWF is embedded in the PPT file,
but
PPT 2007 doesn't recognize it as such. It's got something to do with what
the SWF is telling the ActiveX control is telling PPT -- apparently it's
reporting wrong. I don't recall the details, but since Adobe and
Microsoft
aren't friends, I swear I don't think it will ever be fixed. I hope it
will
but I'm not holding my breath.

Anyway, if you open the file in PPT 2003, the SWF will play! So it is
there
in the file. But PPT 2007 treats it as though it's linked, so you still
need
the separate SWF if you need it to play in 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


beccaCarr said:
Thanks, although that's not the answer I hoped for. Boy is that lame to
go
backward in functionality. Actually there are a lot of things that are
less
functional and more complicated in 2007.

:

Which version of PPT? SWFs won't embed in 2007 even if it seems like
they
do.

--
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


Hi. I've set the EmbedMovie parameter to True, then saved my PPT
file.
But
when I move the PPT file outside of the folder where the SWF is, and
then
reopen it in PowerPoint, the SWF file is no longer there in
Slideshow
mode. I
thought you were supposed to be able to embed SWFs into PowerPoint.
Can
someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Also, to get the SWF file to be properly proportioned (and show only
the
content on the Flash stage), how should I set the Scale properties?
Are
the
Width and Height properties set in pixel units? When I put the same
number
of
pixels as my Flash stage, the movie in PowerPoint is way too big.
Thanks!
 
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