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SWF-Extractor: A Hungarian Freeware To Extract SWF From Microsoft Excel And Word Document

Some time ago, I wrote a post about how to extract SWF (Shockwave Flash) that embedded in Microsoft Excel or Word document.

That’s not about freeware SWF extractor. Indeed, the trick requires some steps that involve copy and paste the VBA code to Excel/Word document for extracting the embedded SWF object.

Although, the published VBA code (that found from Emily blog) is essentially useful for those who are searching programming source code to develop their own SWF extractor.

And, it’s my pleasure to have one on last Friday, a Hungarian who named Levente sent me a freeware called SWF-Exporter for sharing with the rest of WalkerNews.net readers!

A freeware SWF-Extractor sent by a Hungarian.
A freeware SWF-Extractor sent by a Hungarian.

Similar to Vista MUI Tools that developed by Same Frank, SWF-Exporter is also green, close-source freeware (at least my Kaspersky IS 7.0.1.325 at home and office are both happy with it).

SWF Extractor - A freeware program used to extract SWF object embedded in Microsoft Excel and Word document.
SWF Extractor - A freeware program used to extract SWF object embedded in Microsoft Excel and Word document.

SWF-Exporter is also a standalone program:
  • No installation required (i.e. double-click to run directly)
     
  • No need installation or present of any Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Excel or Word (as mentioned by Levente in another email).

What about the negatives? Well, here are some of the minor restrictions in SWF-Exporter:
  • You can’t simply rename this tiny program. Otherwise, SWF-Exporter will exit with a “Program name error!” window (as shown in the screenshot of email).
     
  • While the program is running, I can’t find it in Windows Flip 3D or the Application view in Windows Task Manager.
     
  • Because of previous point, it’s a bit hard to bring the running SWF-Exporter back as active window after clicking Show Desktop. If you do this, you’ve to run Show Desktop again and minimize all other program windows one by one until SWF-Exporter is seen again. Another way is to terminate it from Windows Task Manager Processes view.

Overall, I found it really useful for the purpose. Simple user interface, tiny size, and ultra-portable! Thank you Levente for sharing SWF-Exporter – Download SWF-Exporter freeware!

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  1. SWF-Export v1.8.0.5: A Better SWF Extractor Freeware From Hungary! – Walker News 16-09-08@00:51

    […] On last Saturday, while I was away from town, Levente sent me 3rd email and the latest compilation of SWF-Export v1.8.0.5. Unlike SWF-Export v1.8.0.0, Levente has made some code changes in v1.8.0.5 that eventually remove restrictions written in previous post – “SWF Extractor: A Hungarian Freeware To Extract SWF From Microsoft Excel And Word Document” […]

  2. Hamid 07-04-11@21:12

    Hi,

    So beautiful application.

    Thanks to Programmer

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