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    Using Paint Files In Presentation (97)

    I am trying to put together a presentation that includes some screen shots that I pasted into Paint and saved as .BMP files. Nothing I have tried allows me to display these BMP files in PowerPoint. When I try to paste them into the clipart objects, nothing appears to happen. I have thumbed through several PowerPoint books and none of them discuss using any images other than clipart. One book did talk about importing images into the clipart database but I only want to use these images once, and there are a lot of them, so this seems to be a waste to me.

    Is there an easy way to display a BMP file on a slide with say a title in PowerPoint 97?

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    Re: Using Paint Files In Presentation (97)

    Why not copy and past the screen shot directly into the presentation? I've done this many times without difficulty. Saving as a .bmp is not necessary.

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    Re: Using Paint Files In Presentation (97)

    Saving it as a BMP in Paint allows me to crop it. I'm generally discussing a smaller part of the screen and this keeps down on the clutter.

    >Why not copy and past the screen shot directly into the presentation?
    >I've done this many times without difficulty.

    How? I cannot get that to work in PowerPoint 97.

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    Re: Using Paint Files In Presentation (97)

    Never mind, I feed stupid but I figured it out. Rather than pasting into a template, I just need to use INSERT, PICTURE, FROM FILE...

    It works like a champ. I don't know how I overlooked it.

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    Re: Using Paint Files In Presentation (97)

    Depending on your final goal, avoid BMP files as they are HUGE. A JPG file with little/no compression, GIF's or PNG files are a better bet, generally.

    (This being said without regard to versions)

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