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For a Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 version of this article, see 238366.
When you use the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer to show a presentation that contains animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) images, the images do not appear animated.
The PowerPoint Viewer is restricted to the capabilities of PowerPoint 97. PowerPoint 97 does not have the capability to play back animated GIF images that you have inserted into a presentation.
To work around this problem, save the presentation as an interactive and animated Web-based presentation. Then, place this presentation on either a CD-ROM or other removable media and view it with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later.
For additional information about features that are lost or changed when you use the PowerPoint viewer, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
285493 PPT2002: PowerPoint Viewer Cannot Show All PowerPoint Animations
For more information about saving as a Web presentation, click Microsoft PowerPoint Help on the Help menu, type how to save as a web page in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.