Create Your Own Desktop Background and Cute Buttons

So, you want to know how to make a cute screensaver?  I can help!  It's so easy, you are not going to believe it!  :) 

**Please note that these are the directions for PowerPoint 1994-2004 on Mac.**

Step 1-
Open up PPT.  Select "File" on the top left and click "Page Set Up."  Set your margins to width: 17" and height: 10.6". Click "Ok".  Click "Ok" again, even when it asks you to fix it (don't fix it).   



Step 2-
Insert a shape or digital paper of your choice to create your background.  


Step 3-
Add cute borders and text of your choice to create your design.  Try to leave some space on the top and on the bottom because these will get cut off on your computer screen.  My suggestion is to put a cute border on top and/or bottom and then center your main images on the page.  

Step 4-
In your PPT, go to the very top right and click on the word "PowerPoint." Select "Preferences." 


Step 5-
Click "Save." Set your margins to width: 1280 and height: 798.  This change will only be temporary; you should write down your original settings before you make the change.  


Step 6-
Save your file as a PPT and a PNG.  Once you save it on PPT, you can always make changes later. You will need the PNG file to put on your desktop. Save the PNG file on your desktop. 


Step 7-
Find the PNG image and right click on it.  Click "Set Desktop Picture."  Voila!  All done!  Enjoy your moment and new cutie! 



Feel free to click here for a free and cute desktop screensaver.  


Now I just learned how to make these cute little buttons.  Credits to Live, Laugh, Love Second for her post.  

It's so easy!  Ready, Set, Read...

*Open up a new PPT.  Actually, I just used the same PPT as the one with the desktop screensaver.  The choice is yours.  Insert a shape of your choice and you can change the color and size as you like.  Insert the text of your choice to name your button. You can format the shape by clicking on "Format" on the menu bar.


**Select the image with the text and click "Copy" or Command C.  



***Select the folder you would like to replace with your cute button.  Right click on the folder and select "Get Info." 



****Click one time only on the little folder on the very top left next to the name of the folder.  



*****Then, click Command V to paste your design button.  Voila!  All done! 



Easy, right!  I told ya! Can I get a whoop-whoop?! Enjoy your double moment! 

Well, I''m going to create one for my work computer so it could be ready when for my new kiddies! :) 

What do you think?  How are you going to design your desktop screensaver and buttons?  I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas! Whoop-Whoop!  

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