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Is there a way to embed a PowerPoint presentation in Confluence so that animations appear?

I know I can embed a PPTX so that users can preview it, but then they don't see the animations. Is there a way for them to also see the animations on my wiki?


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You can work around it If there a specific animation you want to include in your confluence page: record the animation and embed it as a video clip.

Also, you can save each animated page as a separate PPTX and save it as animated gif. If you set the durations right, it looks very good in confluence.

Hi @Ben_Gold @[deleted] @AJ V ,

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Unfortunately, I don't believe this is possible with out-of-the-box functionality. You can try to use the HTML Macro and find a slideshow widget. That would be the best option, outside of a Confluence add-in.



Deleted user Oct 31, 2018

One year down the track - is this still the case? thanks, julie

2 year down the track. And it's still the case. 

Thanks ,


We are also stuck with this problem. We are on Confluence Cloud and when we want to embed an Office document with it's macro (e.g. Powepoint, Word or Excel). We follow the steps:

  • Attach document to it's according page
  • Use Office Powerpoint macro
    • Select the attached Powerpoint document
    • Select the page that must contain the document
    • Specify width and height embedding

But when I click on 'Insert' nothing happens, also nothing happens when I click on the 'Refresh' icon.

I have tried it with a .pptx, .ppt and a .docx file and in all cases the same result. Can someone help us out?

We got it fixed with this answer.

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