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To embed Flash into Microsoft Word document can really make your work impressive. Just imagine when your recipient receive your email with one attachment word doc, then the flash movie plays directly when they open the Word Doc. So how to create a flash SWF file and insert the SWF into Word Doc.

Learn how to embed animated swf files into word using control toolbox bellow.

How to insert Flash SWF files into MS Word documents?

In order to embed SWF presentations into a MS Word(2007, 2008, 2010) Document, simply follow steps below to import "Shockwave Flash Object" control and insert SWF files:

1. Enable Developer tab of the Ribbon for your Word application

Click Microsoft Office Button on the top left and click “Word Options”, then choose “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” and click “OK”.

2. Import "Shockwave Flash Object" to Word.

Add flash object to wordOn the Developer tab, click the icon of hammer and go to “Controls” group. Click the icon of hammer and nail for “More Controls” to the “More Controls” window, then select “Shockwave Flash Object” and click “OK”. Then a control square (a box with cross appears) will be imported inside to word. Use your mouse to drag and resize the control(View the sample picture)

3. Open Flash object property panel to customize Flash SWF in Word Doc

Import flash SWF object to wordPlease right click the square control and choose “Properties” to open the “Properties” dialogue.
On this “Properties” window, enter the full path to the Shockwave file (SWF) in the Movie property text-box. For example, C:\word.swf or URL e.g. http://convert-dvd-ipad.com/img/media/slideshow.swf .

Set “EmbedMovie” to “True”, it should be set to False by default. To make your Flash movie play automatically with the Word document, You also need to set the “Playing” to “True”.

Change other properties for the Flash SWF in Word if like. When you are satisfied, click to close the “Properties” window.

4. Preview and play Flash in Microsoft Word

You can go to the "Developer" Tab, you should notice the Design Mode button is highlighted (to indicate it’s turned on).  You can click Design Mode to turn it off and preview Flash in Word. Or you can simply save and close your Word doc, the next time you open it again you should be able to play Flash in Word.


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