How to Create Screensavers in PowerPoint03/04/17
How to Create Screensavers in PowerPoint
Using PowerPoint to create screensavers is such a great idea! Screensavers created in PowerPoint mean that the file is going to be editable by anyone in your team. So you can easily keep staff up-to-date with the latest data or targets or fun stuff that you want to share around the company.
So how do you create a screensaver in PowerPoint? Here are 2 options:
The Simple PowerPoint to Screensaver Method:
This works well with static slides. Simply save your whole presentation as a series of jpegs (PPT will do the whole deck for you when you Save As… and choose jpeg). All your images will go into one new folder automatically created by PowerPoint.
Then go to your Screensaver Options on your desktop, choose the “Gallery” / “Slideshow” option. Navigate to the new folder with your jpegs and you’re done! (You can also set the timing for changing each image).
The Advanced PowerPoint to Screensaver Method:
For movie style animations, you’ll just need a conversion software to assist the process. We’ve used iSpringPro with InstantStorm, but pptfaq lists a few others you could try.
Simply put, we make the PPT into a Flash file, then the Flash file into an SCR. This works perfectly and keeps all your PowerPoint animation effects. The software is simple to use and you can play around with the export settings to get the best result.
Step 1. Use the iSpring converter plugin: to export the presentation as SWF flash file.
Step 2. We then used InstantStorm http://instantstorm.com, and imported the SWF file, then published as an SCR. (InstantStorm is a Freeware Flash screensaver creator!)
Step 3. The SCR file can be browsed for when applying a new screensaver.
Good luck! We hope this helps you!
If you need our assistance to help you convert your PowerPoint into a screensaver like the one below: just ask!