Background Wallpaper in Win 95

How do I put a Powerpoint 97 slide as a wallpaper in Windows 95?  You can't just copy it in C:\Windows folder, that doesn't work.
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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
In windows 95 you need to have the wallpaper as a .bmp file. Therefore you would have to save the powerpoint slide as a bitmap. Under powerpoint 97 you can save a slide as windows metafile (.wmf) JPEG (.jpg) or Compuserve (.gif) but not as a bitmap. I don't think that these formats are accepted as wallpaper by windows 95 but there are various graphics applications adobe photoshop, paint shop pro, alchemy mindworks graphics workshop etc which can convert an image from one format to another. I would get hold of one of these, some are available as shareware and convert a jpg or gif into a bmp and then you can use it as wallpaper.

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I am not sure if this works under 95 but it is worth a try.

Save the slide as a JPG
Open it up with your internet browser.
right click on it and select save as wallpaper
TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
That sounds like it will work, same as my method but neater.
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Another option :
Open up the slide in power point and press <Alt>+<Print Scrn>.  Open up Microsoft Paint and select Edit->Paste.  This will paste the image into paint and then save the image in paint, and it saves as a .bmp file.
All good comments.  And yes, Windows 95 will only use a BMP file as a backround.  Some programs (Thumbs Plus can take a JPG, or other graphic file and set it as your walpaper.  It converts the file to a BMP, and it is then your backround.
Shahid060899Author Commented:
Thanks for all the comments/suggestions.

I saved the file as JPEG in Powerpoint and found software that converted it to Bitmap after which I was allowed to save it as a wallpaper. Within the program I can adjust the size of the slide so it fits in the centre on the background.
Shahid060899Author Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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