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    Embed Flash movies (2002)

    I am trying to embed a shockwave flash movie inside of a Word document. I figured that it would include the first frame of the flash movie or something as a preview and then play the movie if clicked. Instead, Word displays a box with an X through it and if you double-click the movie you get the VB Code Editor. Is it possible to put Flash movies in?

    Additionally, if I right-click the box after exiting "design mode", the menu that appears has two items. The first one is grayed out and says "Movie not loaded." The second says "About Macromedia Flash Player 6".

    Bradley Ross

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    Re: Embed Flash movies (2002)

    I dragged an SWF file onto a document and got the "I don't know what to do with this" icon (the one with the Windows flag). Double-clicking yielded a warning message and then the Open With dialog. I guess having the Flash plug-in in IE doesn't do anything for Word.

    How are you embedding the SWF file?

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    Re: Embed Flash movies (2002)

    I was doing it with the Insert | Object dialog box and doing it from file. I tried for while and never made it work. A coworker was able to do it, but he had to edit the properties of the object and put in the absolute path of the movie file. It all seemed a little to cumbersome, so I just dropped it.

    BTW, I was shocked to see your picture on the post! I have come to know and love the little jolly skull icon you were using before!

    Bradley Ross

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    Re: Embed Flash movies (2002)

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> My skull x-ray? No, seriously, it was some artwork from a Day of the Dead fiesta in La Paz, Mexico, in 2001. You can see (and download) a bigger version here.

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