As per title, I am looking for a way to embed animated GIF files within my powerpoint presentation. I was hoping for this to be native functionality but either inserting as image or as video does not appear to work.


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You can add any animated *.gif by just drag and drop from explorer window, or in the ribbon UI click Insert - Pictures and navigate to your gif image, and click Insert. Press F5 to begin the slideshow. Make sure your GIF file is animating by opening it with Internet Explorer, because static GIFs never animate.
Here's the MS Powerpoint 2013 demonstration:
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    Do you know a way to keep the GIF also playing when you format it with some style effects (like a border)? in office 2007 it worked, but I could not identify a way for 2013 so far
    – Waylander
    Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 7:57
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    Love the way you reply with an animated gif; +1 Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 7:19
  • Hey Isaac, awesome reply! What the software you use to produce this animated gif?
    – Click Ok
    Commented Sep 30, 2016 at 2:06
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  • What about .PNG?
    – Pedro77
    Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 22:02

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