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How do you extract an embedded Flash object from a Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation?

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Doug VanFlag for Canada asked on
SoftwareAdobe FlashMicrosoft PowerPoint
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I have a PowerPoint Presentation (version 2003) with an embedded flash file. Since I have lost the original Flash (.swf) file, I need to find a way to extract this flash object from the ppt file.

I am quite amazed that this seems to be a problem that no one has yet solved.  

The only EE reference to such a problem doesn't work:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Q_21713739.html?qid=21713739

which references the following non-working code:
http://www.hairy-spider.com/2004/10/29/ExtractingAFlashFileFromAPowerpointPresentation.aspx

There are also many references to the above code in a Google search.

I have also attempted saving the presentation as a web code BUT still the .swf is not extracted (doesn't even work from a HTML page).  I have run out of ideas.

Any workable method (free tool or not - I don't care at this point) will get you 500 points but I need a solution as soon as possible.

Thank you

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