& Power Point How to Tutorial
Importing Flash files created with either Anim-FX or our sister
product Mix-FX is a snap in PowerPoint.
By following these simple steps, you will be up and running
in no time at all and impressing all of your viewers with
Please note that for Anim-FX to work, you must have copy and
paste the SWF and TXT file into the same directory as where
you have saved your PP file!
Open up your PowerPoint Presentation. Select the page which
you wish to insert the animation into. Go to View - Toolbars
- Control Toolbox (figure 1) and click on the icon which looks
like a little hammer. Select "Shockwave Flash Object" (figure
2) from the list. Now you must drag a square onto the place
where you want the Anim-FX file to appear. After you have
done this, right-click on the box, choose properties, and
the properties menu will pop up. To add the Anim-FX file you
must click on "Custom", and select the "Build" icon (the three
dots at the end of the line). Now you must enter the Movie
URL (make sure that you enter the correct path!) and check
the "Embed Movie" box as well. Finally, save and run your
slide show in presentation view.
you have opened the Control Toolbox you will have an option
box on your screen which looks like the one in Figure 2
you have drawn your animation box you will have something
similar to figure 3, a transparent box with 6 white dots representing
the 4 corners as well as the top & bottom of the animation,
you may now resize the animation at this point if it not quite
we need to edit the properties of your flash animation. You
will now have a white box with an X through it on your screen,
this is your animation. Right click on the box and then select
the Properties from the menu (Figure 4).
Properties box will now appear on your screen. Double click
on the (CUSTOM) setting at the top of the menu as in figure
properties page will now appear, this is where you will enter
the information about your Flash movie. In the example we
have chosen PING as our animation and it is located in the
root of drive c:, so in the Movie URL we entered C:\ping.swf.
We also need to make one other adjustment to our movie in
order for it to appear properly, in the Scale section, click
on the little down arrow and choose NoBorder,
this will allow your movie to fit properly in the display
Once that is done, click OK, and save it. After you
have saved the presentation you can view it in Frontpage.
Also be sure to check the Embed Movie option as well otherwise
the move will not display correctly when the presentation
is moved to another location.
There you have it, a nice simple way to add a little extra
pizzazz to your presentation!