Embed swf in Powerpoint without exporting from Xcelsius – even possible on 64-bit Windows

How to embed a Xcelsius dashboard in a powerpoint presentation without the use of source file and the tool Xcelsius:

PowerPoint 2007
Make sure that the Flash Player is installed on the computer. Then, follow these steps:
1.In PowerPoint, display in normal view the slide on which you want to play the animation.
2.Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click PowerPoint Options.
3.Click Popular, and then click to select the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon check box under Top options for working with PowerPoint, and then click OK.
4.On the Developer tab, click More Controls in the Controls group.
5.In the list of controls, click Shockwave Flash Object, click OK, and then drag on the slide to draw the control.
6.Resize the control by dragging the sizing handles.
7.Right-click the Shockwave Flash Object, and then click Properties.
8.On the Alphabetic tab, click the Movie property.
9.In the value column (the blank cell next to Movie), type the full drive path, including the file name (for example, C\:MyFile.swf) or uniform resource locator (URL) to the Flash file that you want to play.

PowerPoint 2010 AND 32-bit Windows
Make sure that the Flash Player is installed on the computer. Then, follow these steps:
1.In PowerPoint, display in normal view the slide on which you want to play the animation.
2.Click File, and then click Options.
3.Click Customize Ribbon, and then check the check box labeled Developer in the right list, and then click OK.
4.On the Developer tab, click the More Controls button in the Controls group.
5.In the list of controls, click Shockwave Flash Object, click OK, and then drag on the slide to draw the control.
6.Resize the control by dragging the sizing handles.
7.Right-click the Shockwave Flash Object, and then click Properties.
8.On the Alphabetic tab, click the Movie property.
9.In the value column (the blank cell next to Movie), type the full drive path, including the file name (for example, C\:MyFile.swf) or uniform resource locator (URL) to the Flash file that you want to play.

PowerPoint 2010 AND 64-bit Windows
Though luck, You cannot insert a Flash or Flash video in a presentation by using PowerPoint 2010 64-bit, as Adobe has not released a native 64-bit Flash Player.
The Shockwave Flash Object is just not available in Powerpoint 2010 for 64-bit.
It is just my luck that I happen to have a 64-bit OS :-(

However it is good that I do not give that easily :-) with a little bit of googling I found that the beta release for Flash Player 11 does support 64-bit.

I have so far not come across any problems yet. So fingers crossed.

So:
PowerPoint 2010 AND 64-bit Windows
Make sure that the Flash Player 11 Beta is installed on the computer. (Download here.) Then, follow these steps:
1.In PowerPoint, display in normal view the slide on which you want to play the animation.
2.Click File, and then click Options.
3.Click Customize Ribbon, and then check the check box labeled Developer in the right list, and then click OK.
4.On the Developer tab, click the More Controls button in the Controls group.
5.In the list of controls, click Shockwave Flash Object, click OK, and then drag on the slide to draw the control.
6.Resize the control by dragging the sizing handles.
7.Right-click the Shockwave Flash Object, and then click Properties.
8.On the Alphabetic tab, click the Movie property.
9.In the value column (the blank cell next to Movie), type the full drive path, including the file name (for example, C\:MyFile.swf) or uniform resource locator (URL) to the Flash file that you want to play.

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Femke Kooij is a dashboard and report designer, developer and educator specializing in SAP | BusinessObjects Dashboards (better known as Xcelsius) and Crystal Reports. She has also a lot of experience with other SAP | BusinessObjects toolings like, Web Intelligence (WebI), Information Design Tool (Universe Designer), BusinessObjects Data Services (BODS) and the overall server platform BusinessObjects Enterprise (Launchpad, CMC). She spends a lot of her time thinking about and sharing her knowledge of Xcelsius to others through her own blog. Lately she is exploring other visualization tools like Qlikview and Tableau. On the later she is also posting some experiences. Currently she is in the employment of Cognizant Technology Solutions. Her blog only contains her personal views, thoughts and opinions. It is not endorsed by Cognizant Technology Solutions nor does it constitute any official communication of Cognizant Technology Solutions.

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