Importing swfs into Powerpoint and getting them to run

I'm trying to import an animated web banner that has been created by one of my designers into a Powerpoint presentation that I need to give at a sales conference. The straightforward import option doesn't like the swf file.

Does anyone know how I can place an SWF into Powerpoint so that it runs when I bring up the relevant slide within the presentation.

Alternatively, is there an animated format that I could ask the designer to convert the SWF file to that would run in Powerpoint
paulsharvilleAsked:
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Aneesh ChopraConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can embed a SWF file in a PowerPoint presentation by performing the following steps:

1. In PowerPoint, create a new slide.
2. Make sure the Control Toolbox is displayed (choose View|Toolbars|Control Toolbox from the application menu to turn it on/off)
3. From the Control Toolbox, select the More Controls icon.
4. Choose Shockwave Flash Object
5. Draw out a rectangle on your slide (the size can be adjusted later).
6. Right click on the rectangle you just drew and choose Properties
7. Under the Alphabetic tab, make the following changes:
      * Embed Movie: Change to TRUE
      * Loop: Change to FALSE (unless you want the movie to loop).
      * Movie: Type in the absolute path of your file (eg: C:\myfiles\mychart.swf)
      * Playing: Change to TRUE
8. Run the slideshow and go back to step 6 as necessary to make any adjustments


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hippohoodCommented:
You can install free applet "Insert web pages" from http://skp.mvps.org/liveweb.htm 
Then just go to menu in Powerpnt Insert...\Web page insert local or on-line address of the SWF and voila.
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Aneesh ChopraCommented:
here is another tutorials on embedding SWF in powerpoint

http://www.mix-fx.com/tutorials/importpowerpoint.html



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GlennaShawCommented:
See http://www.flashppt.com/ for a site run by a PowerPoint MVP for all things about using SWF with PPT.
When it comes to using Flash and PowerPoin together, there's more than one way to skin a cat as the saying goes.  :-)  If you do chooes to import the Flash into PowerPoint, you'll probably want to get the Flashback add-in mentioned on the site.

However for an easier and different approach, I recommend: http://www.indezine.com/freepath/
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Dr-4NCommented:
Or´convert it into a movie format or GIF format
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paulsharvilleAuthor Commented:
Brilliant. Worked. Many thanks. Never would have found my way through that without instructions.
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