The Easy Way to Insert Flash Animation to Excel

Get bored with just plain text and tables in Excel? Wanna add a little bit varieties and animations to make it vivid and alive? No problem, the step-by-step tutorial below will tell you exactly how to achieve that in the simplest way.

Step 1: Open a new Excel file or an existing one. (PS: Excel 2010 is available now and it is said very good with new features like Web Apps and visual effects.)

Step 2: Click “Developer” tab, choose “Insert“, then “ActiveX Controlbar“.

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Step 3: Click “other Active X” in the “ActiveX Controlbar“, select “Shockwave Flash Object” from the list.

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Step 4: Right click the inserted Flash Active X, select “Property“.

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Step 5: Input the Flash absolute path and name in “Movie” field. Set the value in “EmbedMovie” field as “True“, and keep the default values in “Height“, “Width” and “Scale” fields.

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Note: If you change the default value in “Scale” field from “ShowAll” to “NoScale“, the inserted Flash will keep the original ratio(1:1).

Step 6. Click the “Design Mode” button on Active X tab, Excel will start to play the inserted Flash. Click this button again to enter “Design Mode” where you can continue to edit the target Flash.

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Note: If temporarily you can not see the Flash, please close the Excel file after saving, and reopen it, click “Design Mode” button to try it again.


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