Creating Images from Your Slides for Use in Other Applications

Microsoft PowerPoint - 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007

Slides are not always convenient to work with in another application. Microsoft PowerPoint has a feature that makes it unnecessary to work with the slides but work with images instead.

  1. Click on the File menu and choose Save As.
  2. Change the Save as type to JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg) or GIF Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif). JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg) is best for photographs, since it provides better "real-life" color, but straight lines and simple shapes may not be as crisp at the original. GIF Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif) is great for lines and text with a few colors, producing a sharp, clear results; but photographs may end up looking odd.
  3. Click Save.
  4. You will be asked if you want to export all the slides or just the current one. Choose Yes or No as appropriate.
  5. Click OK once you have exported all the slides.

Now your slide(s) are ready to insert as a picture wherever you need.

Note: A single slide will use the name of the file by default. If you export all the slides, you will find a folder with the name of your presentation which contains numbered slides.