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by SusiePEI / April 22, 2004 5:15 PM PDT

I have received an 18 picture .pps file that I would like to make into a screen saver....Does anyone know how to do it??

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Re:Power Point
by glb613 / April 23, 2004 6:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Power Point

You can create your own screen saver using pictures on your hard drive through display found in the control panel. I'm not sure if you can use .pps files or not. Try and see what happens. If it doesn't work, try converting the photos to either a bitmap or JPEG format.

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Re:Re: Power Point .pps to screen save pictures
by ChuckT / April 27, 2004 7:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Power Point

Here is how to do exactly that, and it works with .pps files too, I just did it to prove it to myself.

First get IrfanView.
(IrfanView is a GREAT! picture viewer/converter and also a very good screen capture tool.)

Then, after installing it, start it up.
Press the C key, to start up the Capture option.
Select what it is you want to capture and where and what format.
(I would set it for whole screen, to a temp folder, and JPG format, but you figure out what you want.)
Then click the Start button.
Note: by default the ctrl-F11 key will initiate a capture.

Then open your .pps file, and while you are viewing the pictures, just press ctrl-F11 to do a capture.

After you get all the JPG files you want, in that temp folder just use any of the many (even free) programs to create your own screensaver using your own picture files.
For example:
"JPEGsaver" at http://www.goat1000.com/jpegsaver.html
"AnyImage Screen Saver" at http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/desktop/anyimage/
"4View Screen Saver" at http://frebieware.rebarlow.com/

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