Make a screensaver from PowerPoint
There are several programs that claim to be able to convert PowerPoint presentations to screensavers.
We don't have any specific recommendations, but here are some you may want to try out:
There's also this cute little trick if you have Windows XP or XP/Home:
- Open your PowerPoint presentation
- Choose File, Save As
- In the "Save as type:" dropdown list box, choose GIF, JPEG or PNG
- Browse to your My Pictures folder (it's inside My Documents)
- Type in a file name and click Save
- When PowerPoint asks if you want to export every slide in the presentation, click Yes. When the export completes, you'll have one image file for each slide in your presentation in your My Pictures folder
- Minimize or quit PowerPoint
- Rightclick the Windows desktop and choose Properties
- Click the Screen Saver tab
- In the dropdown listbox under "Screen Saver" choose "My Pictures Slideshow"
- Click Settings if you want to fine-tune the results.
- Voila. Instant (and free) screensaver from your presentation, albeit one that lacks animation, transition and sounds.
Note: If you don't want to store the pictures in My Pictures, save them to another folder, then in the My Pictures Screen Saver Options dialog box (what you see when you click Settings as described above) click Browse and choose the folder where your pictures live.
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