does anyone know a way of getting tours (quicktime or java) in a powerpoint presentation (besides using a link to an external file)?
I can insert a qt-movie, but it just displays the 6 cube sides...
According to Microsoft, PowerPoint can not accommodate QT at this stage.
However if you are doing a presentation you may want to look into Desk Top Author as an alternative. DTA produces a standalone executable file with auto page transitions and multimedia features. Look at this thread to view a sample created by Smooth
If you going to be building a presentation with animation and builds then this is not the product for you as it is layout package, although it could be achieved with a Flash file within DTA.
I recently had success with inserting QT into PowerPoint using RAD Tools (Blink Video).
RAD Tools allows one to convert QT into AVI or any other format which then makes it possible to embed movies in PowerPoint.
RAD Tools is a free download http://www.radgametools.com/bnkdown.htm