Add an animated picture to a web page

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In Microsoft Publisher 2007, you can easily add an animated picture to a web page.

Publisher does not display the animation when you add an animated picture to a web page. You see the animation when you preview your web page in a browser.

Note: Web publications are only available in Publisher 2007 and earlier. For information on updating existing web publications in Publisher 2010, see Web functionality.

Insert your picture

  1. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From File.

  2. In the Insert Picture dialog box, locate the folder that contains the animated picture that you want to insert, and then click the animated picture that you want.

  3. Click Insert.


If your picture is not animated in the browser:

  • The file you added may have lost its animated properties because of the method you used to place it in your web page. For example, if you used the Copy and Paste commands, the picture may have lost animation properties. Try inserting the picture. (See Step 1, above.)

    After you insert an animated picture into your web publication, you can copy and paste it from one place to another.

  • Your picture might overlap another object on the page. In this case, separate the two objects.

  • The picture may have been rotated, which turns off the animation.

If the quality of your graphic is poor:

  • The graphic may have been resized, which can change its appearance and quality. Try inserting the graphic again at its original size.

  • The quality of your original graphic might be poor. Replace the graphic with a different graphic.

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