Question: I have these Acrobat PDFs, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets that I need to be part of my PowerPoint presentation with all their formatting. But to do that I need to embed or link to those files — and most of the time I get the irritating security warning when I access them from within a PowerPoint show! Any better options or ideas?
Answer: That can be so irritating — and I do have an easy solution although it’s not free.
Look at Adobe’s FlashPaper program that allows you to print anything to a Flash SWF file — then insert those Flash SWFs inside PowerPoint slides. Since these are embedded within the slide, there are no warning dialog boxes — and you can even scroll, zoom, and pan these documents!
Tim Wilson sent me a couple of gotchas for this tip:
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