PPT2000: Animated GIFs Lose Animation When Dragged from Word 2000

ID: Q226778

The information in this article applies to:


If you insert an animated GIF file into Microsoft Word 2000, and then drag this animated GIF from Word into Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, the animated GIF will not animate when you view or publish it as a web page in PowerPoint. This behavior does not occur when you work between any other combination of Office applications.


When you import an animated GIF from Word into PowerPoint, it is converted into an embedded image, and all animated GIF information is lost.


Instead of using drag and drop technique to move the animated GIF into PowerPoint, use the copy and paste technique. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click the animated GIF file inside Word to highlight it.

  2. On the Edit menu, click Copy.

  3. In PowerPoint, click Paste on the Edit menu.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

Additional query words: PPT2K PPT2000 PPT POWERPNT 2000 PPT9 9.0

Keywords          : kbdta kbhtml 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbbug 

Last Reviewed: July 12, 1999