How to insert an animated gif file in a Mathematica notebook (for the purpose of HTML exporting)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124764] How to insert an animated gif file in a Mathematica notebook (for the purpose of HTML exporting)*From*: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>*Date*: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 06:33:01 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

Currently, I use Latex2HTML to generate my web page for my Mathematica demos/CDF's. I'd like to see if I can also use Mathematica for this part as well. The problem is that I have many animated gif files for the demos to show a quick overview of it. Here is an example http://12000.org/my_notes/mma_demos/KERNEL/KERNEL.htm And I am not able to figure out how to make this web page with Mathematica. This is what I do: 1) create a notebook. Make a new Text cell. 2) Where I want the animated gif file to show in the final HTML, if I do Insert->Picture->From file and selected the animated gif file (say foo.gif), then Mathematica will load it, but expands the file into all the frames and fills up the notebook with images). So this does not work. I can make a hyperlink to the animated file, and this works. But I do not want a hyperlink to the foo.gif, I want foo.gif itself to be in that location so that when I export my notebook to HTML, it will be there in place. I do not want to click on a link to see the animation. Is there a trick to embed an animated gif file in a Mathematica notebook? (The gif file do not have to 'run' while inside the notebook, I am only interested in the HTML export version). Tried insert->Object but nothing worked. I am using V 8.04 on windows 7. thanks --Nasser