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How do I embed an Adobe Flash (.swf) file in Excel or Word?

How do I embed an Adobe Flash (.swf) file in Excel or Word?

How do I embed an Adobe Flash (.swf) file in Microsoft Excel or Word?

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"I noticed, when I tried it, that the swf object displays well enough for me - save, re-open, display.

The swf file in my docx was on my C:\, I right-clicked the swf object > properties > ""Movie"" : ""Full_File_Path.swf"". As above, I found that 'EmbedMovie' and 'Enabled' options weren't available in my version of Word 2007 (standard issue, legit version), though 'Embed' is, I toggled it to 'true'.

Therefore, when I sent the docx file around the office - nothing showed up! (shaaaame)

So, following on from this question, is there a way to actually embed the file for those who don't have access to my C:\?

I tried dropping the .swf file on our shared work network, and that dutifully showed up and wowed people - but what if the network's down, or someone is out of the office...

Just curious I suppose, but it's a neat trick so far!

[EDIT] Not sure if this is sane or not, but when I went to re-try the above, I now see that 'EmbedMovie' IS available, but 'Embed' is not, 'Enabled' is still unavailable.

[2nd EDIT] Ok, after a bit more testing, I found that switching back to DOC to embed the swf did so correctly. As a side-effect, the swf stuck on 'first frame' (mostly scripted swf though, so 'first frame' might be inaccurate). I had a few other people try to open my iterative tests:

User 1: 'DOC embedded swf' - displays an 'image', or possibly the swf stuck on frame 1, if swf not available from the file path used during creation.

User 2: 'DOC embedded swf' - displays and runs all scripts if swf available from file path used during creation (in our case a shared drive, a URL like youtube video would cut the mustard, too).

User 3: 'DOCX embedded swf' - displays blank box if swf not available from the file path used during creation (like a shared drive versus C:)

User 4: 'DOCX embedded swf' - displays and runs all scripts if swf available from file path used during creation.

Hope this helps someone/anyone!"