How to use animated GIF Images
For use in web pages: see Image Usage & Linking Policy
For use in Microsoft Outlook: In Outlook 2003 and earlier, an animated image can be incorporated into the email text, only when using the HTML format. Position the cursor at the point where the image is to appear and select Insert/Picture.
When using the Word editor for composing email messages, the image will not animate. Outlook 2007 does not support animation in any format.
For use in Microsoft PowerPoint: You should not have any issues inserting and viewing animated images.