How to Convert Macromedia Flash to Word & Power Point

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How to Convert Macromedia Flash to Word & Power Point
Embed you Flash movies into Word and PowerPoint. (word image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)

You can't actually "convert" or export Flash movie files to either Microsoft Word's DOC (or DOCX) or PowerPoint's PPT file format. You can, however, use Microsoft Office's "Developer Tools" option to embed Flash SWF movies into you Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Word or PowerPoint 2007 or later

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Instructions

    Embedding an SWF in Microsoft Word

  1. 1

    Open an existing Word document or create a new one.

  2. 2

    Click the cursor on the page where you want the SWF movie to play.

  3. 3

    Click the "Office Button" (the Microsoft Office icon in the upper-left corner of the Word window). Click the "Word Options" button in the lower-right corner of the menu to open the Word Options dialogue box. In the left side of the dialogue box, click "Popular." In the right side, click the "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon" check box to select it, and then click "OK." This adds a new tab to the Ribbon (sometimes called "menu bar") named "Developer."

  4. 4

    Scroll to the "Shockwave Flash Object" option, select it and then click "OK."

  5. 5

    Draw a box on the page. This is the container for your Flash movie. Right-click the box and choose "Properties." Click in the field next to "Movie" and type the Flash movie path and file name.

  6. 6

    Click the "Playing" drop-down and choose "True" to tell Word to play the movie when the page displays, or, if the movie has playback controls ("Play," "Pause," "Rewind," etc.), select "False."

    Embedding a SWF in Microsoft PowerPoint

  1. 1

    Open an existing PowerPoint document or create a new one. Click the cursor on the slide where you want the SWF movie to play.

  2. 2

    Click the "Office Button" (the Microsoft Office icon in the upper-left corner of the Word window). Click the "Word Options" button in the lower-right corner of the menu to open the Word Options dialogue box. In the left side of the dialogue box, click "Popular." In the right side, click the "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon" check box to select it, and then click "OK." This adds a new tab to the Ribbon (sometimes called "menu bar") named "Developer."

  3. 3

    Click the "Developer" tab, and then click "Legacy Controls" (the icon of a crossed hammer and wrench) in the Controls section of the Ribbon. Click the "More Controls" (last button on the pop-up). This opens the More Controls dialogue box.

  4. 4

    Draw a box on the slide. This is the container for the Flash movie. Right-click the box and choose "Properties" to open the Properties dialogue box, and then click the value field next to "Movie." Type the Flash movie path and file name.

  5. 5

    Click the "Playing" drop-down and choose "True" to tell PowerPoint to play the movie when the page displays, or, if the movie has playback controls ("Play," "Pause," "Rewind," etc.), select "False."

Tips and warnings

  • If you move your document or presentation to a CD-ROM, a network server or the Internet, make sure to include the SWF file. Otherwise, the movie won't play.
  • Don't change the basic path and file name structure or your movie won't play. In fact, to play it safe, place your SWF in the directory as your Word or PowerPoint document and embed it into the document from that location.

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