How to Set a Powerpoint Slide as a Desktop Background

You can set a PowerPoint slide as your Windows desktop background by exporting it in the JPG image format and installing it using Windows Explorer and the Windows Desktop Background command.

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Open the PowerPoint presentation that contains the slide you wish to set as your desktop background. Alternatively, create a new presentation by loading one of the built-in templates.

Click the slide to select it.
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Click the slide you wish to export to select it.

Click File and select Save As.
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Open the Info screen by clicking File in the Ribbon. Select Save As to open a new screen.

Select the destination folder.
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Select either OneDrive or Computer, depending on whether you wish to save the image file on your OneDrive or on your local hard drive. Click Browse to select a folder.

Save as a JPEG File Interchange Format.
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Select JPEG File Interchange Format from the Save as Type drop-down menu and click the Save button.

Click Just This One.
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Click the Just This One button in the confirmation box to only export the selected slide. Alternatively, click All Slides to export the entire presentation as multiple image files.

Right-click the image and select Set as Desktop Background.
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Launch Windows Explorer and open the folder that contains the exported slide. Right-click the image file and select Set as Desktop Background from the contextual menu.