How to insert Flash into PowerPoint 2010

There are 2 ways of inserting your Flash clips into a PowerPoint presentation: the quicker way requires the iSpring Converter Pro add-in, while the longer way allows you to do it with existing PowerPoint features.

Using another version of PowerPoint? Check the following tutorials:

Before getting down to adding a Flash movie, you have to make sure that your computer has Adobe Flash Player installed and that the ActiveX control is registered. If not, Flash movies just won't play in a PowerPoint presentation.

Are there easier alternatives?

iSpring offers you the quickest way to insert a Flash movie into your presentation. Download iSpring Converter Pro, on the iSpring toolbar in your PowerPoint click the Flash button, and browse for the file you’d like to insert. It's that easy indeed!

Insert Flash into PowerPoint 2013 - iSpring Converter Pro

Apart from inserting Flash, iSpring Converter Pro allows you to convert PowerPoint presentations themselves into Flash movies, packaging all the multimedia resources into a single .SWF (shockwave flash object) file. In the Flash format, the presentation is much more compact and it makes your presentation ready to be uploaded to any website or blog, emailed or viewed from any computer.

iSpring Converter Pro even goes beyond the above mentioned capabilities. It allows users to:

  • Convert PowerPoint presentations to the HTML5, MP4, SCORM and EXE formats;
  • Easily add multimedia: YouTube and Vimeo videos, Web Objects;
  • Protect your presentations from unauthorized use;
  • Customize the player's appearance;
  • Preserve all the original PPT effects.

Inserting Flash into a PowerPoint Presentation

  1. 1Create a new or open an existing PowerPoint presentation
    and select a slide in which you wish to insert a Flash file.
  2. 2Click the File tab and go to Options:
    Click File and select Option in PowerPoint
  3. 3In the PowerPoint Options window, go to Quick Access Toolbar and double-click Developer Tab in the drop-down list on the left under "Choose commands from". Select the Developer tab
  4. 4Now double-click More Controls in the options given for the Developer Tab as shown below and click OK. Select More Controls for Developer
  5. 5The More Controls icon will appear in the main menu, and that’s where we want to go next. Click the new More icon in the top menu
  6. 6Select Shockwave Flash Object from the list and click OK. Use the mouse to draw the control on a slide. You can resize the control to adjust the size of the Flash animation.
    Select the Shockwave Flash Object
  7. 7Right-click on the control you added and click Properties in the context menu. Right-click on the movie and select Properties
  8. 8In the opened Properties window, click the Movie property and specify the full path to your Flash file. You can add a Flash file located on your computer (e.g. C:\My movie.swf), or a web resource (e.g. http://www.ispringsolutions/tour.swf).
    Customize movie properties
  9. 9You can tune your Flash movie playback by setting it to play automatically and/or looped.
    • To start playing the Flash movie automatically when the PowerPoint slide is displayed, set the Playing property to True. Or, you can add custom controls for the Flash movie and set this property to False.
    • To loop Flash movie playback while the slide is displayed, set the Loop property to True.
  10. 10Now you can save your presentation or view it as a slideshow: click the SlideShow icon in the View tab or press F5. Press Esc to return to normal view.

Get Result in Seconds

Once again, if you'd like to avoid all these steps and insert Flash movies quickly, try iSpring Converter Pro. It delivers the same perfect result in just seconds!

In addition to Flash movies, you can easily enrich your presentations with YouTube videos.

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