Inserting SWF to PowerPoint - but missing Shockwave Flash Object

Two weeks ago I managed to insert an swf file to my PowerPoint presentation using Control Toolbox (more controls) and select Shockwave Flash Object.

However I have now installed Adobe CS3 Web Premium and I am not sure if that it the reason why my Shockwave Flash Object has now disappeared from my drop down.

Any idea what might have happend?

I also tried to insert my swf file using Insert Object - Flash Document, but that gave me the error "The server application, source file, or item can't be found, or returned an unknown error. You might need to reinstall the server application."

What application is that referring to?
Any help would be hightly appreciated.

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Try reinstalling the Flash player.

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Freja_UKAuthor Commented:
White waiting for an answer I found that when installing CS3 it had installed Adobe Flash player. After uninstalling it and installing Macromedia Flash player I got the Shockwave Flash Object back in the drop down.

However looking at the guideline here:
Figure 5 - when asked to "Double click on the (CUSTOM) setting at the top of the menu" but now that part is missing.

So I am still struggeling to get to the end...
You are correct.  When Adobe purchased Macromedia and released the latest version of Flash Player, the custom VB properties are removed.  You'll have to enter the items directly in the property list.
Look at for nearly everything definitive about flash and ppt.
Freja_UKAuthor Commented:
Thank you.

I actually found that the field "CUSTOM" wasn't really needed (as that was my last problem. I could use the Movie field instead to point to my swf and it was working.
Just another FYI for you.  You cannot embed SWF in PPT 2007 like you can in 2003.
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