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    Is it possible to embed a flash movie (SWF format) in an excel spreadsheet? How?

    I would like to include a video with instructions about how to use my excel file. The flash file would be in SharePoint, but I could also save it in the excel file if necessary. The movie would be in the 10-30 MB size range

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    It's possible, as a Google search will demonstrate, but chances are that your users won't be able to do anything with the ShockWave Flash object. They'd need to install a stand-alone SWF-player, and if they do, you might as well place a hyperlink to the SWF file in your spreadsheet - much easier than including a 30 MB file.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='776482' date='22-May-2009 13:18']It's possible, as a Google search will demonstrate, but chances are that your users won't be able to do anything with the ShockWave Flash object. They'd need to install a stand-alone SWF-player, and if they do, you might as well place a hyperlink to the SWF file in your spreadsheet - much easier than including a 30 MB file.[/quote]

    So I guess the elegant way out would be to make a screencapture (example: jpeg) of some frame of the flash I want to display, paste in the spreadsheet, and insert a hyperlink to the file.

    I wanted the users to be able to watch the movie without leaving the excel spreadsheet. Is that the same with PPT? Example, if you are in slide show mode, can you have an embeded flash item in a slide that you can play without leaving the slideshow?

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    Just as in Excel (or Word), you can insert a Shockwave Flash Object from the Control Toolbox toolbar (by clicking More Controls...), but whether a user will be able to view the flash movie depends on the software he/she has installed. Normally, flash content can only be viewed in an internet browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.

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