View Full Version : .gif movement in Microsoft Word?

03-29-2008, 04:58 AM
I wasn't sure where to post this just because it doesn't fall under any categories :D

I was making a Newsletter for a certain group and I was asked if i could have some sort of animation in it.

I was making it through Microsoft word because they offer 3 different kinds of layouts ( http://www.mgsd.k12.wi.us/resources/making_a_newsletter.htm ) the 3 layouts can be seen here

Now I was wondering if it is possible to insert some sort of animtion? I know you can copy and paste images and graphics, but what about animations? Or would I need to use Microsoft office. If the animations DO work, would it be possible to transfer it to a .pdf file and have it stil work?

Thank you ahead of time (Hope I didn't confuse you)

03-29-2008, 05:27 AM
Yes, you can insert a gif image, but it will not be a moving image :)
If your gif images has a multiple images, only the first image will be viewed, the same thing applies to pdf files.

For further reading (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290362)

Hope it helps ;)

03-29-2008, 05:28 AM
Thank You for your quick response!

I understand now.

Is there any way to make it move with another program?


03-29-2008, 07:20 AM
What program do are you referring??..DOC and PDF files, as far as I know does'nt let your gifs animage ;)

03-29-2008, 09:47 AM
I'm not sure about the intricacies of the .doc format, but I'm quite certain that .pdf just doesn't allow animation-- not how it was designed.