It is recommended that you associate the AVI animation file format with the default Microsoft program that is provided for viewing these files. If this file type is associated with other programs, animations that are embedded in reports in PPT and DOC formats may not display properly when the reports are viewed using Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft Word.
Changing the file type associations as described restores Windows default behavior and file type associations, which other graphic programs might have overridden. Changing these file type association settings should not cause problems when using any other programs.
The correct file type associations enable Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word to open a report and display embedded animations.