Insert Viewer Control into Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

STK Viewer comes with an ActiveX control that can be loaded into a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. The following steps are designed to assist you in accessing and inserting the STK Viewer control into a Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 presentation.

Note: Before proceeding with the steps below, ensure that STK Viewer is installed on the computer that will be used for creating the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

  1. In the PowerPoint window, right-click the ribbon bar and select Customize the Ribbon... from the context menu.
  2. Enable Developer under "Customize the ribbon" and click OK. This will add a Deveoper Tab to the ribbon bar.
  3. Click the Developer tab.
  4. Select (More Controls button) located in the Controls section. This will bring up a list of available controls.
  5. Select AGI Viewer Control 11 from the controls list and click OK.
  6. Once the Viewer control has been selected, click on the area of the PowerPoint presentation's slide where you would like the control to appear, and drag the mouse to create the bounding box for the control. When you're satisfied with the size of the control's bounding box, release the left mouse button on the slide to draw the control.
  7. Right-click the new control and select Property Sheet from the context menu.
  8. In the table that appears, locate DefaultPackageName and type the full path (including the file name and extension) to your Viewer file in the adjacent field. If the Viewer file (*.vdf) is in the same folder as the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, you can simply put the file name in this field.
  9. Note: If you are only incorporating one VDF file, you can change the PptPreloadMode value to true. This will prevent the Viewer file from loading each time you get to that slide. However, when loading several different VDF files, the PptPreloadMode should remain set to false, otherwise Microsoft PowerPoint will continue to display the first VDF file loaded.

  10. Close the Properties window.
  11. Enable a Slide Show mode and wait while Microsoft PowerPoint loads the Viewer scenario.
  12. Note: There is a direct correlation between the complexity of a Viewer file and the time it takes to load.

    Note: If you set the Preload Textures option to true, there should be no significant delay the second time the slide is visited.

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