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Inserting SWF into PPT

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Hi,

Trying to get a SWF file to playback on a Mac in PPT 2004. This used to work, see:-
http://dholzemer.wordpress.com/2005/03/25/mac-os-x-users-embed-flash-swf-into-powerpoint/
Has now stopped working, wonder if it been disabled on purpose a bit like the way swf are now not as easy to use in IE?

Anyway, anyone have any ideas?

We MUST play these presentations on a Mac, and when we import them on the PC and then try to play on the Mac it doesn't seem to work.

I have both PC and Mac available to try things out on but i need to get it to playback on the Mac.

So far the best we have come up with is to export SWF as .mov (quicktime movie) and insert it that way, trouble is all scripting is lost.

Any help be great, thanks. :o)
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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Word X should include English(UK) spelling check already!!)

Just select all text required in the Word Document, In the Tools Menu, select Language .. from the dialog box that appears select English (UK).

Now the spell-checker will check against the UK dictionary.
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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Sorry - I mis-pasted the comment.
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by:Sideas
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Heh, np :0)
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by:GlennaShaw
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It appears your only options at this point are to export your movies as Flash 5 or mov files and use those.  See: http://lists.apple.com/archives/quicktime-users/2004/May/msg00083.html

However, having said that, what happens if you install the very latest QT player and the very latest Flash player?

Glenna
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Hi,

Actually talking with MS support atm, just been confirmed that the issue is QT 7.1+ which will not work with PPT 2004, 7.0 does, 7.1 does not. No way to uninstall QT without reinstalling system :-/

Seems like we need a standalone machine for this, and have to wait for Office 2008 to fix it.

Will have to get question closed.
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