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setting office docs as desktop background??

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Anonymous
July 7, 2004 4:29:38 PM

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If anyone can help me....

I recently bought my girlfriend a compaq desktop, with
WinXPpro, Office2003pro, etc. for her birthday (later THIS
month!!).
I have created a little animated 'happy birthday' message
on the office facilities.
I am trying to save it as a desktop background, so it will
be there for her to see as she turns on the computer for
the first time....
It is currently saved as a ' .doc ' file and I've tried
every which way I can to use it as a background or theme
but it's having none of it and taking complete advantage
of my extremely limited computer knowledge!
Is it possible to achieve and if so how do I go about it?
Cheers, Sean
Anonymous
July 7, 2004 8:48:58 PM

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"so007h5286 (deletethis) @blueyonder.co.uk"
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> If anyone can help me....
>
> I recently bought my girlfriend a compaq desktop, with
> WinXPpro, Office2003pro, etc. for her birthday (later THIS
> month!!).
> I have created a little animated 'happy birthday' message
> on the office facilities.
> I am trying to save it as a desktop background, so it will
> be there for her to see as she turns on the computer for
> the first time....
> It is currently saved as a ' .doc ' file and I've tried
> every which way I can to use it as a background or theme
> but it's having none of it and taking complete advantage
> of my extremely limited computer knowledge!
> Is it possible to achieve and if so how do I go about it?
> Cheers, Sean

Backgrounds are either .jpg or .bmp (image files). Since you have a
something moving in your .doc file, I would imagine it to be an embedded
..giff file.

You might be better off (if you want the moving aspect) to see if it could
be saved as a screensaver somehow. Maybe search google for "making
screensaver."
!