Thursday, November 24, 2016

Embedding Flash File (.swf) In Excel Sheet

Insert SWF Flash File Into Excel

         
           You may need to play the flash file -.swf - (such as game, animation, picture gallery) in excel sheet. To embed flash file to excel ;

In Excel 2003 version :
- From the 'View' menu , select 'Toolbars'
- On the 'Control Toolbox' toolbar, click on the 'More controls' icon (at bottom left)
- List of controls are displayed here.
- Scroll down until you find the 'Shockwave Flash Object' and click on it.
- With the "+" icon that appeared, draw a frame that the flash will be played in .
- On the 'Control Toolbox' toolbar, click on the 'Properties' icon (at top right) Set the necessary      settings in the properties window. These settings:
  • Autoload = True
  • EmbedMovie = True
  • Enabled = True
  • Loop = True
  • Playing = True
  • Visible = True
  • Movie = c:\flash.swf (Change this to the location of your .swf file)
- Close the 'Properties' control.
- Save Excel Sheet.
- Reopen the sheet.

In Excel 2007-2010 -2013 version :
Add “Developer” tab into Excel menu bar. Click "Microsoft Office Button" on the top left and click “Excel  Options”,    then choose “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” and click "Ok".
- Import “Shockwave Flash Object” to Excel . Go to "Developer" > "Insert" > “Form  Controls” > "More Controls" window and select “Shockwave Flash Object” to add a control square inside to worksheet.  Then you can use your mouse to drag and resize the control(View the sample below)
- Right click the square and choose “Properties” to the Properties dialog box. Then you need to do some settings for your animation movie like this:

  • Autoload = True
  • EmbedMovie = True
  • Enabled = True
  • Loop = True
  • Playing = True  (if you want your flash files play automatically when open Excel sheet)
  • Visible = True
  • Movie = c:\flash.swf (Change this to the location of your .swf file)
Especially ,the funny games that you added excel sheet can be played  as offline. For example ,I embedded chess game, piano ,drums instrument to example workbook.

insert flash file into excel

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