How to create 35mm slides of your PowerPoint presentation using a PC


Creating mounted 35mm slides is a two-part process. This how to covers part one: the step-by-step process for transferring a series of digital images to 35mm slide film. At the end of this how to, you will end up with an exposed roll of slide film ready for part two: film development, slide printing, and slide mounting. For part two you will have to take your exposed roll of film to a local photo lab that is able to process slide film. A list of photo labs and their contact information is provided on the summary page at the end of this how to.

Although it is quite rare, errors in processing your slide film may still occur. Unfortunately, these errors usually don't show up until after development at a photo lab is complete. Please plan ahead to give yourself enough time to repeat this entire process (exposing the film with WinRascol and then developing it at a photo lab) before your slides are needed.

Tip: If you haven't already created your PowerPoint Presentation, select a slide size of 11.25 inches by 7.5 inches.

Before you get started...

You will need to perform the following tasks:


Gather your PowerPoint presentation. Transfer your presentation to the GroundWorks Windows computer attached to a Personal LFR Plus peripheral device. You can bring your presentation on a Zip disk, CD or save it on a network storage space, such as IFS, where you can access it from GroundWorks.


Purchase slide film. You'll need to bring at least one roll of 35mm slide film with you to GroundWorks. You may need more than one roll of slide film depending on the number of frames you plan on shooting. See the "Compatible Slide Film Types*" table below for a list of slide film types that work with the Personal LFR Plus peripheral devices found in GroundWorks.

Compatible Slide Film Types*

Kodak Elite Chrome 100, v4**

EZ Fuji NPS 160, v1

EZ Fuji NS 160, v1

EZ Fuji Superia 100, v1

EZ Kodak Gold 100, v1

EZ Kodak Portra NC 160, v1

EZ Kodak Portra VC 160, v1

EZ Kodak Vericolor III, v1

Fuji Digital Output Film, v1

Fuji Provia 100, v4

Fuji Provia 100F, v1

Fuji Sensia II 100, v3

Fuji SuperG 100, v1

Fuji SuperG Plus 100, v1

Kodak E100S, v3

Kodak EPN 100, v1

Kodak EPP 100, v2

Kodak Electronic Output Film, v3

Kodak Elite II 100, v4

Kodak Rapid Process Copy, v2

Kodak Tmax 100, v1

Konica Sinra 100, v4

*Virtually any type of film can be used with the Personal LFR Plus. However, using film types not listed above requires time, patience, and experimentation to come up with the right settings. Unless your situation requires a different type of film, we recommend that you stick to the film types listed above.

Step 1: Open PowerPoint


Find and open the Microsoft PowerPoint application.


In PowerPoint, choose Open from the File menu. Select your file and click Open.

Step 2: Set up the print job

Before processing these images, you will need to specify their attributes. You should never expose a roll of film without first checking to make sure that all of the image attribute settings are appropriate for your situation.


Select Page Setup from the File menu.


In the window that appears, check the dimensions of your slides.

The maximum size your slides can be to be printed to film is 11.25 by 7.5. As long as your images are that size or smaller, you won't need to change anything. Click OK to exit Page Setup.

If your slides are larger than this, or if you'd like to resize your slide to make use of the maximum space available on each slide frame, select Slides Sized for 35mm Slides. This will change the size of your slides to 11.25 by 7.5 inches.

Click OK to exit Page Setup.When you view your slide again in PowerPoint, you may notice that the proportions and appearance of your slides have changed. You should now make any necessary adjustments to your tables and text areas.


Select Print from the File menu.

In the window that appears, select the printer named Personal LFR Plus, and click Properties.


In the window that appears, select the proper orientation and click Advanced.


In the window that appears, make sure to select your film type and match the settings shown below:

  1. Paper size should be set to LFR PowerPoint 7.5x11.25 inches.
  2. Copy count should be set to 1, unless you'd like to make multiple copies of your slides.
  3. Resolution should be set to 4k.
  4. Select the proper film type.
  5. Exposure speed should be set to 0 seconds.
  6. The Color Balances should all be set to 100%.
  7. Set LZW Compression to High.


When you are finished, click OK to exit the Advanced Options window, and OK again to exit the Properties window,


Click OK in the Print window when you are ready to print your film.

Your files will now appear in the WinRascol window. This is the print queue responsible for the actual exposure of the slides for the Personal LFR Plus.

In the WinRascol window:


Check to make sure there are not any images other than your own in the print queue. If there are extra images, select them and click the Scissors button to delete them.

Step 3: Load your film

Open the film-back door on the Personal LFR Plus peripheral device by pressing the release button.

Load the film as you would for a standard 35mm camera, then close the film-back door.

After closing the door, you should hear the Personal LFR Plus engage and unroll the film. If the film is loaded properly, the liquid crystal display (LCD) on top of the film-back will alternately display "FRAMES LEFT: X" and "FRAMES USED: 0" where X is the number of frames in the roll you are using.

If the film is not loaded properly, then the LCD will continue to display "NO FILM." Open the film-back door again and make sure the film is pulled far enough to the right. The notch in the top edge of the film should be pulled to the right until it is behind the overhang. Close the film-back door again and the Personal LFR Plus should now engage and unroll the film.

Step 4: Process your film

When you are ready to begin processing your film, choose Start Processing from the Job menu. Alternately, click the green circle from the control strip at the top of the Queue builder window.

The queue will automatically print the files in the queue from beginning to end until it is finished, or until there are no more frames of film left on your roll.

Step 5: Remove your film

When all of the images in the queue have been transferred to film, the Print Monitor will display the message Waiting for Print Queue Images. The LCD on top of the film-back will display one of the following two messages:


If the entire roll of film has been exposed, then you should see the alternating message, "REMOVE FILM" and "END OF ROLL."

In this case, simply press the release button on the film-back door and remove your exposed roll of film.


If only a portion of the roll has been exposed, then you should see the alternating message, "FRAMES LEFT: A" and "FRAMES USED: B" where A is the number of unexposed frames left and B is the number of frames exposed or used.

In this case, be sure you first press the rewind button (left) on top of the film-back. It may be necessary to hold down the rewind button for a few seconds until you hear the film begin to rewind. After the film has completely rewound, you may open the film-back door. Press the release button (right) on the film-back door and remove your partially exposed roll of film.


Congratulations, you made it! By completing the steps in this how to, you have acquired the skills necessary to produce professional quality slides. Not bad for a days work! At this point you might be interested in learning more about other GroundWorks resources for producing 35mm slides. To learn more, check out the documentation listed in the "Related documents" section at the bottom of this page.

Now that you have an exposed roll of slide film, it's time to get it developed. For information on where to get your slide film developed, see the "Next steps" section below.

Next steps

Remember at the beginning of this how-to document that we said there were two parts to producing mounted 35mm slides? Well, you're done with part one and now it's time for part two: film development, slide printing, and slide mounting.

There are a number of photo labs in Ann Arbor to choose from. See the "Photo Labs in Ann Arbor" table below for a list of photo labs that are able to develop slide film and produce mounted 35mm slides. Be sure to call around to find out about pricing and how long it takes to develop the number of rolls you have. Good luck and have fun projecting your new slides!

Photo Labs in Ann Arbor

BMC Media Services

Three locations:
1. 1327 Jones Dr., Ph#: 998-6140 (fax: 998-6150)
2. R4400 Kresge III, Ph# 764-9155 (fax: 763-0254)
3. 1C204 Hospital, Ph# 936-9780 (fax: 936-7740)

Focus Photo

2558 W. Stadium, Ph# 663-0800

Foto 1

2471 W. Stadium, Ph# 665-3686

Ritz Camera

Two locations:
1. 318 S. State, Ph# 761-2011
2. 275 Plymouth, Ph# 761-8690

Related documents

The Personal LFR Plus can also be used with digital images. See the document below for more information on supported file types and how to make 35mm slides from them.

Related documents

Shoot 35mm Slide Film From Digital Files
Create 35mm slides of your digital image files.