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Add a hyperlink to a slide
The fastest way to create a basic web hyperlink on a PowerPoint slide is to press Enter after you type the address of an existing webpage (such as http://www.contoso.com ).
You can link to a webpage, or you can link to a new document or a place in a existing document, or you can begin a message to an email address.
Link to a website
Select the text, shape, or picture that you want to use as a hyperlink.
Select Insert > Hyperlink .
Select Existing File or Web Page , and add the:
Text to display : Type the text that you want to appear as hyperlink.
ScreenTip : Type the text that you want to appear when the user hovers over the hyperlink (optional).
Current Folder , Browsed Pages , or Recent Files : Select where you want to link to.
Address : If you haven't already selected a location above, insert the URL for the web site you want to link to.
If you link to a file on your computer, and move your PowerPoint presentation to another computer, you'll also need to move any linked files.
4. Select OK .
Link to a place in a document, new document, or email address
Select Insert > Hyperlink and select an option:
Place in This Document : Link to a specific slide in your presentation.
Create New Document : Link from your presentation to another presentation.
E-mail Address : Link a displayed email address to open up a user's email program.
Fill in the Text to display , ScreenTip , and where you want to link to.
Select OK .
Change the color of a hyperlink
You can change the color of a hyperlink if you like. If you want to change the display text of a link, right-click it and select Edit Link .
Select the hyperlink you want to re-color.
On the Home tab of the ribbon, select down arrow next to the Font Color button to open the menu of colors.
Select the color you want for the hyperlink.
Test the hyperlink
Once you've inserted the link, you can test it (in Normal view) by right-clicking the hyperlink and selecting Open Hyperlink .
Show and return
The Show and return box is grayed out unless you are linking to a Custom Show in your presentation.
If you're a Microsoft 365 subscriber and want to use a feature like show and return , click here to read about linking to another slide by using Zoom for PowerPoint , and see the "Choose to return" feature discussed near the end of that article.
Remove the underline from hyperlink text
Change the color of hyperlink text throughout a presentation
Bookmark a slide and link to it from elsewhere in the presentation
You can link to a web page, link to a different place in your presentation, open a different presentation, or begin a message to an email address.
Select a heading below to open it and see the detailed instructions.
Link to a web page
In Normal view, select the text, shape, or picture that you want to use as a hyperlink.
On the Insert tab, click Hyperlink .
The Insert Hyperlink dialog appears.
1 - Text to Display : The linked text in the document.
2 - ScreenTip : Text shown when you point your mouse at the linked text on the slide.
Enter the web address in the Address box. (Example: https://www.contoso.com )
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Link to a slide in the same presentation
In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, click This Document .
Under Select a place in this document , click the slide you want to link to.
Link to a different presentation
In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, click Web Page or File .
Click Select and then click the presentation or file you want to link to.
Note: PowerPoint for macOS can't link to a specific slide on another presentation.
Link to an email address
In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, click Email Address .
In the Email address box, type the email address that you want to link to, or in the Recently used email addresses box, click an email address.
In the Subject box, type the subject of the email message.
Link to a Web page
Select the text or object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
On the Home tab, under Insert , click Text , and then click Hyperlink .
In the Link to box, enter the Web address.
Note: To link to a specific location on a Web page, click the Web Page tab, and then under Anchor , follow the instructions.
Link to a document or an email address
You can add text or an object as a hyperlink that opens a specific slide in a PowerPoint presentation or a custom slide show. You can also link to a Word document, an Excel workbook, a file, or an email address.
Click the Document or E-mail Address tab for the kind of hyperlink that you want to insert.
Follow the instructions to create a link.
Note: The hyperlink is active in slide show view.
Link to a specific place in the presentation
You can link to different places in a presentation, such as first slide, last slide, next slide, or slide titles.
Click the Document tab, and then under Anchor , click Locate .
Select the place in the document that you want to link to.
Link to a custom show
A hyperlinked custom show is a quick way to navigate to other custom shows from your primary presentation. You can also create a table of contents slide to link from. Designing your presentation this way allows you to navigate from the table of contents slide to different sections of your presentation, so that you can choose which sections to show to your audience at a particular time. The following instructions explain how to create one or more custom shows, and then add a hyperlink from the primary presentation to the custom shows.
Note: If you want to create a hyperlink from one presentation to a completely different presentation, you can add a hyperlink to the other document. For more information, see Create, edit, or remove a hyperlink .
Open the presentation that you want to use to create a hyperlinked custom show.
On the Slide Show tab, under Play Slide Show , click Custom Shows , and then click Edit Custom Shows .
Click New .
Under Slides in presentation , click the slides that you want to include in the custom show, and then click Add .
Tip: To select multiple sequential slides, click the first slide, and then hold down SHIFT while you click the last slide that you want to select. To select multiple nonsequential slides, hold down COMMAND while you click each slide that you want to select.
Type a name in the Slide show name box, and then click OK . To create additional custom shows from any slides in your presentation, repeat steps 2 through 6.
To create a hyperlink from the primary presentation to a supporting custom show, in your presentation, select the text or object that you want to represent the hyperlink. You can also create a table of contents and hyperlink from each text entry as a way to navigate through your custom show. To do so, insert a new slide into your presentation, type a table of contents, and then link from each entry.
On the Slide Show tab, under Set Up , click Action Settings .
In the Action Settings dialog box, select how to initiate the action by doing one of the following:
Edit a hyperlink
Select the hyperlink that you want to change.
On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink .
Make the changes that you want.
Remove a hyperlink
Select the text or object that represents the hyperlink that you want to remove.
On the Home tab, under Insert , click Text , click Hyperlink , and then click Remove Link .
Highlight the text that you want to be the hyperlink.
The Link dialog box opens.
In the Display text box, type the text you want to be visible on the slide for the hyperlink.
Select Insert .
To test the hyperlink, select the Slide Show tab on the ribbon, and then select Play from Beginning .
(If you've turned off the Simplified Ribbon, you don't have a Slide Show tab; instead use the View tab to start Slide Show.)
You can also create a hyperlink to an email address. Instead of entering the web address in the Address box (step 4 above), type mailto:// followed by the complete email address.
Insert a hyperlink
On the slide, tap where you want to add the link.
On the Insert tab of the ribbon, select Link .
Select Insert Link .
Or: You can make a link to a recent web address or recently open file by selecting the item from the Recent Items list that appears.
In the Text to display box, enter the text that will be the hyperlink.
In the Address box, enter the address you want to link to. (Example: https://www.contoso.com )
On the Home tab of the ribbon, tap the Font Color button to open the menu of colors.
Tap the color you want for the hyperlink.
On the Home tab of the ribbon, tap the arrow next to the Font Color button to open the menu of colors.
On the slide, enter the text you want to turn into a hyperlink.
Select the text.
Or: You can make a link to a recently open file by selecting it from the Recent Items list that appears.
In the dialog box that opens, in the Address box, enter the address you want to link to. (Example: https://www.contoso.com )
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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to add links to other documents, websites, multimedia resources, email addresses or even other slides in the same presentation . Any of the resources included in the presentation, such as texts, images or shapes, can be linked.
Adding a Link to a Website
Adding a link to another slide in the same presentation, to another document, to an email address or to a new document.
- Select the resource you want to use as a link.
- On the Insert tab, click Hyperlink. You can also right-click and choose Hyperlink.
- In the “Address” field, enter the URL of the website you want to link to. If you click ScreenTip, you can define the text that will appear on the popup when hovering over the link.
- When you’re done, click OK.
- Select the desired option under “Link to”:
- By clicking the ScreenTip button, you can enter the text that will appear on the popup when hovering over the link.
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How to Add a Hyperlink to a PowerPoint Presentation (PPT)
Hyperlinks make a presentation non-linear by connecting it with other slides, documents and web pages. This guide demonstrates how to add hyperlinks to a PowerPoint presentation, so that they work both on a local computer and online. You’ll also learn other PowerPoint tricks, such as linking to a YouTube video, changing hyperlink color, configuring navigation and others that diversify the use of hyperlinks in education.
How to add a hyperlink to :
What PowerPoint objects can be assigned with a hyperlink?
The options aren’t limited to texts and pictures; below you will find a list of all options available when it comes to manipulating a hyperlink in PowerPoint.
Other PowerPoint objects such as video and graphs can’t be assigned with hyperlinks. If you use SmartArt objects or stylized text and plan to publish your presentation online, we recommend you read about advanced hyperlink techniques .
How to add a hyperlink to another slide
2. In the dialog box, click Place in this Document under Link to . Choose the slide in your presentation that you wish to use as a destination, then click OK .
If you have created a custom slideshow (a certain sequence of slides) and you want to connect your object with it, click Custom Shows . Then tick the Show and return checkbox.
How to add a hyperlink to an existing document
You may connect your presentation to a document on your computer, for example another presentation, or even a particular slide in it. However, if you then move your project to another PC, you’ll need to copy the connected document to the same folder. The link won’t work in cases where you don’t copy the presentation, or you rename, move or delete it.
Also note that if you plan to publish your presentation online , you’ll need to convert all the connected presentations to online format and use the resulting web pages rather than the source .pptx files. You can learn how to do it here .
2. Click Existing File or W eb Pag e under Link to .
3. Locate and select the document that you want to use as a destination, then click OK .
4. If you wish to link a slide in another presentation, locate and select that presentation on your computer. Then click Bookmark , and in the open window choose the relevant slide.
How to add a hyperlink to a web page
2. Click Existing File or Web Page under Link to .
3. In the address field, type in the address of the web page you wish to add, then click OK .
4. If you want to add a hyperlink to a certain place on the webpage, you can either use the anchor in the website address OR the Bookmark option.
You can follow the steps above to add a hyperlink to a video from a video hosting website, such as YouTube or Vimeo. However, there’s a way to insert an online video right in your presentation, so that it can be played back without having to interrupt the playback and open a browser. To learn how to do that, read these articles on how to insert a YouTube video into an online presentation and how to add a Vimeo video to a presentation .
How to add a hyperlink to a new document
Note that this type of hyperlink can only be used in PowerPoint; it won’t work in a web browser when sharing a presentation online.
2. Click Create New Document under Link to .
3. By default, a new document is created in the same folder with the presentation’s source file. If you want to change the location, click Change under Full path , select the desired location, and then click OK .
4. Enter the name of a new file in the Name of new document field, then click OK .
5. Under When to edit , choose if you want to Edit the new document later or Edit the new document now .
How to add a hyperlink to an email address
2. Click E-mail Address under Link to .
3. Type in the appropriate e-mail address in the E-mail address box.
4. Optionally, you may indicate the subject of your e-mail message in the Subject box.
Advanced hyperlink techniques
How to create a transparent hyperlink area.
In fact, there’s a way to assign a hyperlink to a SmartArt object or stylized text for an online presentation, and even videos. To do that, you should create a transparent hyperlink area over an object. This solution may also be useful for designers of those touchscreen apps, which elements are often so small that it’s hard to tap them.
2. Select a rectangle or any other form that matches the relevant object.
3. Draw the shape over the desired area (e.g., video).
4. Right-click on the drawn shape and click Link .
5. Add the desired destination and click OK .
6. Now right-click on the shape again, and choose No Fill under Fill and No Outline under Outline .
Note: when a transparent area overlaps PowerPoint objects, their controls are not available anymore. Therefore, if you’re using this technique for a video, you should either set the video to play automatically or draw the shape only over a part of it.
How to change hyperlink color
By default, PowerPoint applies different colors to new and followed hyperlinks based on the chosen presentation theme. To learn how to change the predefined color, read the following guidelines.
2. Go to Colors , and under the schemes choose Customize Colors .
3. In the open window, change the colors of new and followed hyperlinks, then click Save .
Note : if you apply another theme to your presentation, hyperlink colors will be modified too. In order to prevent yourself from having to customize them again, choose the final design for your presentation first.
How to create a screentip
Follow these guidelines to create helpful tooltips that will appear every time a mouse is pointed over a relevant object on the slide.
2. In the open window, type in the text for a screentip, then click OK .
Here’s what a screentip will look like on the slide.
How to set up navigation
Non-linear navigation is a big plus for complex presentations, as it enables viewers to jump to other slides at any time based on what information is most relevant in a certain situation.With non-linear navigation, they don’t have to search for a particular slide frantically.
One way to set up non-linear navigation is to create a table of contents with internal links leading to different chapters within your presentation. To do that, you’ll need to create a table of contents first, and then insert a hyperlink into other slides for each topic manually.
You can also set up non-linear navigation by inserting two buttons on each slide and hyperlink them to the Next Slide or Previous Slide accordingly. On the last slide you can create a button called “View Again” and hyperlink it to the First Slide , so that the presentation can be easily launched from the beginning. You can learn more about navigating your PowerPoint with Action Buttons in this article .
Tips to enhance your presentation
Here are a few tricks that helped us go beyond PowerPoint and enhance the original presentation in a number of ways.
Insert web pages instead of hyperlinks
Inserting hyperlinks to web page makes sense when they’re optional for viewing. A good way to incorporate important web pages into your presentation is to insert them right onto slides. Here’s how you can do it:
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3. In the open window, paste in the URL of the web page you wish to add, then click Preview .
4. Under Size , choose whether you want the web page to be displayed in Custom size or Full Slide . We’ll use the first to combine a web page with other information within one slide.
5. With iSpring Converter Pro, you can display web objects even without an Internet connection. To do that, first download web objects to your computer. In the Insert Web Object window, open the drop-down menu in the upper-left corner and choose Local Path .
6. Click Browse and locate the relevant file on your computer. Then press Open → OK .
Publish a presentation online
Note that if the presentation you plan to publish online contains hyperlinked SmartArt object(s) or stylized text, you should create a transparent hyperlink area. To learn more, read this article on troubleshooting hyperlinks .
These guidelines will help you convert a PowerPoint presentation to online mobile-ready format.
1. Download iSpring Converter Pro for free →
2. Open your presentation and choose iSpring Converter Pro on the PowerPoint ribbon, then click Publish .
3. In the Publish Presentation window, specify the Project name and a Folder . As you can see, there are two Output Options available, including HTML5 and video. We recommend using HTML5 format for web presentations.
4. With iSpring Converter Pro, you can configure the presentation player before publishing. To do that, click Universal (Full) as demonstrated in the picture below.
5. As you can see from the open window, the Universal Player is fully customizable. You can configure its Layout , Bars , Text Labels , select one of the built-in Templates and Color Schemes , or apply custom Colors .
6. Once, you’ve customized the player and set up other publishing options , click Publish . After the process is complete, the Preview window will open, allowing you to see how your presentation will be displayed on different devices.
A few more details on adding a hyperlink in PowerPoint for the curious.
How to Automatically Insert a Hyperlink in PowerPoint?
To add a hyperlink quickly, type or paste a needed URL or email address into a text-containing object and press either “Spacebar” or “Enter”. To get the hyperlink removed, immediately press “Backspace”.
How to Add a Link to an Online Microsoft 365 File in PowerPoint?
If you need to point to an online Microsoft 365 (Miscrosoft Office 365) document, you can also add a hyperlink. Select the required slide object or text within a text-containing slide. Click on the “Insert” tab of the Ribbon, select ‘Link’ from the drop-down list. Click on the name of the online Office 365 document to share from the list of “Recent items” below.
When adding links to PowerPoint, it’s important to be aware of some pitfalls that may affect the final playback. We hope this detailed guide will meet your challenges and help you make the most of hyperlinks. The demo presentation in this article was created and published online with the help of iSpring Converter Pro , an advanced PowerPoint add-in.
Useful Resources on PowerPoint
Are you a PowerPoint lover? If so, here are some other helpful articles for you:
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- How to Add Narration to a PowerPoint Presentation
- How to Insert Youtube Video Into PowerPoint Presentation
- How to Structure a PowerPoint Presentation
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How to use a link to jump from PowerPoint to a website, YouTube video, or file from another program in a Zoom or Teams meeting
How links are different when presenting in zoom or teams.
PowerPoint allows you to insert a link to a website or file from another program on any shape, image, or text. This allows you to jump directly to that other content during the presentation simply by clicking on that object on the slide. This is a great way to incorporate different content that engages the audience. How does this change when you present on a virtual platform like Teams or Zoom?
Links on slides still work when you are presenting PowerPoint in a Zoom or Teams meeting. When you click on the link, the other content opens. The challenge is that the meeting platform doesn’t know that you now want to share that other content with the attendees. It won’t automatically show the browser or other program in the meeting.
Create links from images to give visual continuity
I suggest that when you are using links in a virtual meeting, you create those links from images of the content you will be showing. This gives the viewers visual continuity. In a meeting room you provide the continuity for the audience but on Zoom or Teams your video is small in the corner of the screen so the visual provides that continuity.
Take a screen capture image of the website, web page, or file in the program. You can use the Windows Snip & Sketch app by pressing Windows+Shift+S and drawing a rectangle around the portion of the screen you want to capture. On a Mac you can use Command+Shift+4 and select the portion of the screen you want to capture.
Add the image to the slide. On the Insert ribbon click on the Link button. For a website, copy the URL from the browser address bar and paste it into the Address line of the dialog box.
For a YouTube video you can use the Share button below the video and select whether you want to start the video at the current location. This can be a good way to jump directly to the segment of the video you want to show.
For a file from another program, use the file explorer in the dialog box to locate and select the file, such as an Excel file in this example.
Use two screens so you can share a screen not a window
The best approach is to use two screens when presenting with links. This way you can share one screen with the meeting attendees. This screen will be where all of the content – PowerPoint Slide Show, browser with website or YouTube video, and other programs – will appear.
If you want to have a cleaner appearance when other programs are showing, you can choose to hide the taskbar in Windows and the dock on a Mac.
Set which screen PowerPoint will use for the Slide Show
On the Slide Show ribbon in PowerPoint, use the drop down list of monitors to select the monitor you want the Slide Show to appear on.
This makes sure that the slides show on the monitor you will be sharing in the meeting.
Move the browser or other programs to the screen you are using for the Slide Show
To make sure that the browser and other programs open on the screen that will be shared with the attendees, drag them to that screen and make them full screen so that when they appear they fully cover up the slides. You don’t have to open the files or websites you will be sharing. You can just have the programs open.
Share the screen in the meeting, not a window
In Zoom and Teams you have the option to share a screen or share a window when sharing content in a meeting. Share the screen that you have decided will contain all the content instead of sharing the Slide Show window. The icon for both the screen and the window will likely look the same so make sure you are sharing the screen.
Use the link during the presentation
To activate the link while presenting, click on the image that contains the link. It is often easiest to do this in Presenter View on the screen that is not being shared in the meeting. This way the audience doesn’t see your cursor moving on the slides. If you are not using Presenter View you can click on the image on the slide.
If the link is to a website or YouTube video, the browser will open and load the content. If the content is a video, make sure to turn on the sharing of system audio in the meeting platform so the attendees hear the audio of the video. If the YouTube video has ads, you will see those before the video starts.
If the link is to a file from another program, you may see a dialog box warning of the potential danger of opening other content. Select the option that allows you to proceed to open the link and display the content. Sometimes the file will open behind the slides. Click on the app icon in the taskbar to select that window to show on the screen.
The website, YouTube video, or file will now be displayed full screen and the attendees will see it because you are sharing the screen. You have full functionality within the program so you can edit or save any content.
When you are done with that content, minimize or close the browser or program. It disappears from the screen and the attendees see the slide again. You may need to click on the Presenter View or Slide Show window in order to return operating system focus to PowerPoint. Then you can proceed with your presentation.
If you only have one screen
If you only have one screen, you can use the instructions above and run Slide Show full screen on your screen, bringing up the other content as you click on the links. You will not be able to see your speaking notes on the screen but you could access them on another device as I explain in this article .
If you want to use Presenter View so you can also see your notes, this becomes more complicated. In Zoom you can share just your slides when in Presenter View by sharing a portion of the screen (I have articles and videos for Windows and Mac that show how to do this). To switch what you are sharing you need to pause what you are sharing, click on the link to open the new content, use the New Share button to select the new content (window or full screen), then resume sharing. I would suggest you use the window or screen sharing for the other content instead of changing the portion of the screen you are sharing. It makes it much easier when you want to return to showing your slides. You would need to follow the same steps to return to sharing your slides. This article and video shows you a similar sequence of these steps in Zoom.
Teams does not have an option to share a portion of the screen so sharing slides when using Presenter View with one screen is different. In Windows you can share the hidden Slide Show window as I explain in this article and video . After you click the link to open the new content, you would stop sharing the slide show and start sharing the window with the new content. Teams does not offer a pause/resume sharing function or a way to share new content without first stopping sharing the current content.
With Teams on a Mac with one screen there is no way to use Presenter View and share just your slides with the attendees. You either need to connect a second screen (this article and videos show nine options for connecting a second screen) or use full screen Slide Show mode with your notes on an external device as described above.
Plan how you will speak through the transition
After you click on the link, the new content does not instantly appear on the screen. It takes a few seconds to load and possibly a little longer if it is loading complex content from a website or you have to approve the content of a file. You don’t want this to be an awkward silence for the attendees. Plan what you will say to introduce why you are going to show some other content, click on the link, and continue with an explanation of what they will see and why this content is important to the attendees while the content is loading. This makes the transition smoother for the attendees and helps your presentation flow better.
Also plan the transition back to your slides. As you are moving back to your slides, talk about how the content you showed ties into the topic you were presenting and how it naturally moves you onto the next item you will be discussing. It makes the presentation flow smoothly for the audience.
Video of these techniques
Here is a video of me demonstrating these techniques.
Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world . His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don’t overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 3.5 million times and liked over 14,000 times on YouTube.
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Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world . His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 3.5 million times and liked over 14,000 times on YouTube.
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PowerPoint - Links
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Lesson 30: links.
Whenever you use the Internet, you use hyperlinks (also known as links ) to navigate from one webpage to another. If you want to include a web address or email address in your PowerPoint presentation, you can choose to format it as a link so a person can easily click it. It's also possible to link to files and other slides within a presentation.
Optional: Download our practice presentation .
Watch the video below to learn more about inserting links in PowerPoint.
Links have two basic parts : the address of the webpage, email address, or other location they are linking to; and the display text , which can also be a picture or shape. For example, the address could be https://www.youtube.com , and YouTube could be the display text. In some cases, the display text might be the same as the address. When you're creating a link in PowerPoint, you'll be able to choose both the address and the display text or image.
To insert a link:
- Select the image or text you want to make a link.
- If you selected text, the words will appear in the Text to display field at the top. You can change this text if you want.
- Type the address you want to link to in the Address field.
To insert a link to an email address:
- Right-click the selected text or image, then click Link .
- The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will open.
PowerPoint often recognizes email and web addresses as you type and will format them as links automatically after you press the Enter key or spacebar .
To open and test a link:
- Your web browser should open and then navigate to the linked page. If it doesn't work, check the link address for any misspellings.
To open a link while viewing your slide show, click the link.
To remove a link:
- Right-click the link.
In PowerPoint, you can use links to link to resources that are not online. To create a quick way to refer to another slide in your presentation, you can create a link to that slide. If you need to access a file stored on your computer, you can create a link to it. Additionally, PowerPoint allows you to format pictures and shapes as links.
Using shapes and pictures as links
Sometimes you might want to format objects —including shapes, text boxes, and pictures—as links. This is especially helpful if you want the object to act like a button . To do this, right-click the desired object and select Link from the menu that appears. Click the object during the presentation to open the link.
To insert a link to another slide:
- The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
Adding a link to a shape is similar to creating an action button. We'll talk more about how to turn a shape into a button in our Action Buttons lesson.
To insert a link to another file:
- Right-click the selected text or image, then click Link . The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
- On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage .
If you want to display your presentation on a different computer than you used to create it, your link to another file may not work. Make sure you have a copy of the linked file on the computer you are using to present, and always test links before giving a presentation.
- Open our practice presentation .
- On slide 2, select the Accomplishments shape and create a link to slide 5.
- On slide 11, select the text Tax forms and create a link to http://irs.gov .
- On slide 12, remove the link from the text USA.gov Retirement Resources .
- When you're finished, test the links you created.
How to Insert a Link in PowerPoint
Adding links to a PowerPoint presentation can help you switch to different slides, files or websites quickly. Here’s how.
If you want to create interactive PowerPoint presentations, you need to insert links. You can use these to switch to other slides quickly, to link to other types of documents, as well as add reference links to websites.
Here’s what you need to do to insert links, no matter the type, into a PowerPoint presentation.
Adding Links to Other PowerPoint Slides
Navigation is important, especially in larger PowerPoint presentations. Rather than endlessly clicking through your presentation, you can insert links to different slides to help you skip anything you don’t need to cover.
This is the first step in creating an interactive presentation that you can share with other users. Adding links to other slides is an easy process, and to start, you’ll need to open a PowerPoint presentation with multiple slides.
You can create a link using text or an object like a shape or image, which you’ll need to select first. From the ribbon bar, press the Insert tab, then press the Hyperlink or Link button, depending on your version of PowerPoint.
This opens the Insert Hyperlink option window. Click on the Place in This Document tab in the left-hand menu.
A list of your available slides will be shown. You can choose to link to the first, last, next, or previous slides, or to a slide of your choosing.
Select the slide you want to link to from the list, then press the OK button to confirm.
Once confirmed, the link will be inserted into your PowerPoint presentation.
When the presentation is in Slide Show mode, you can click on these links to move to the slide you’ve chosen. To follow the link while you’re in Normal mode, press the Ctrl key on your keyboard before clicking the link.
Inserting Links to Files or Web Pages in PowerPoint
It isn’t always possible to put all of the information you need into a single presentation. If that happens, you might find it useful to link to other files on your PC, or to a website that contains additional information. You could decide to insert PDFs into PowerPoint as a link to a separate file, for instance.
To do this, you’ll need to select some text or an object to use as your hyperlink. From here, click the Insert tab from the ribbon bar, then press the Link or Hyperlink button.
In the Insert Hyperlink options box, click on the Existing File or Web Page tab in the menu on the left-hand side.
If you want to add a link to a file on your local PC, locate it using the Look in navigation drop-down menu. Click on the file, then press OK to add the link.
To add a link to a webpage instead, simply paste the website address in the Address text box at the bottom of the window. Press OK to insert the link.
The link to your chosen file or website will then be inserted into your presentation. You’ll then be able to click on it to open your file or webpage if you’re presenting in the Slide Show mode.
Otherwise, hold down the Ctrl key , then press on the link to open your file or page if you’re editing in Normal mode.
Creating Interactive PowerPoint Presentations
Rather than creating a boring, linear presentation, you can insert a link in PowerPoint to different slides, websites or files to create a more interactive experience for your audience. Take things a step further by adding video to your PowerPoint presentation , too.
Don’t forget to reduce the file size of your PowerPoint presentation if your working file gets too large to share. You can’t create interactive presentations if the file can’t be opened, after all.
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How to embed a PowerPoint presentation into a website
Have you ever wondered how to put a PowerPoint presentation onto your website or blog without turning it into just an image? With this question in mind, I will walk you through the process using the Office365 version of PowerPoint. For example, the presentation below was created using the embed process allowed it to be uploaded to our blog.
This presentation is part of our Networking Connection PowerPoint Template and can be downloaded for FREE by clicking the download a copy link on the lower right corner. After reviewing the above presentation, you can download the entire template, here .
The only version of PowerPoint that allows users to create embed code is PowerPoint for the Web. Historically, consumers were able to save a presentation as a video, and embed onto a website. But it wasn't the same as allowing readers to click through the slides, and download if needed. Microsoft heard their clients and added the ability to embed from the web application into the latest iteration of PowerPoint (for Web). With that said, let's check out this feature from Microsoft!
Let's get started!
Now that you've seen what a PowerPoint looks like once embedded, let's get into the process of completing the task at hand.
Begin by opening the PowerPoint 365 web application (link here !)
After the site is open, select the presentation you'd like to embed into your website (or start from scratch).
Next, click "File" and select "Share"
Select "Embed" from the drop-down menu.
As a rule, 610 x 367 will fit on most websites comfortably, but if you want your viewer to have a full-screen experience, then 1186 x 691 dimensions would be preferable.
Copy the Embed Code and paste it into the body of your website or blog.
Last, but not least, be sure to save your site, and voila! You've successfully embedded a PowerPoint presentation into your website. To recap: How to embed a PowerPoint presentation into a website includes 2 simple steps:
- Open your presentation in Office 365's version of PowerPoint
- Click File > Share > Embed
- Copy the embed code
- Paste the embed code to your website.
Thanks so much for checking out this week's tutorial! Let us know if you have any burning questions about PowerPoint or Office365!
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How to Use Hyperlinks and Action Buttons in PowerPoint
If you would like to link to an outside source within your PowerPoint presentation, you have the option of using a hyperlink or action button. These instructions are for Office 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007.
In PowerPoint, you can create a hyperlink using any text within your presentation. When clicked on, a hyperlink can directly link to a specific slide within your presentation, a saved file, a web page, another PowerPoint presentation, or a custom email. To insert a hyperlink into your presentation:
- Open the PowerPoint presentation.
- Highlight the text or object you would like to hyperlink.
- Right-click the highlighted text and select "Hyperlink..."
- For Existing File or Web Page , browse your computer to locate the file you wish to link to.
- For Place in This Document , choose the slide you wish to link to.
- For Create a New Document , type the name of your new PowerPoint presentation and choose when to edit the document.
- For E-mail Addresses , enter the recipient(s) email address and the subject line of the email.
- Click [OK].
- To test the action button, start your PowerPoint slideshow (Click F5 on your keyboard) and click the text with the action button.
A PowerPoint hyperlink can link to a file on one of your drives (with the exception of your C: drive, which will not work in any circumstance) only if you are presenting the PowerPoint on campus. If you are off campus, you can use a path to any portable medium you have on hand (e.g. thumb drive, CD, etc.).
In PowerPoint, you can create an action button using shapes, images, and text within your presentation. When activated, an action button can link to either a specific slide within your presentation, a web page, or another PowerPoint presentation. In addition, PowerPoint offers action buttons that play sounds when activated. To insert an action button into your presentation:
- Click the [Insert] tab > From the "Links" group, click [Action].
- Select the "Hyperlink to:" radio button > From the drop-down menu, choose where you would like the action button to link to when activated.
- To test the action button, start your PowerPoint slideshow (Click F5 on your keyboard) and click the text or image with the action button.
To insert an action button that plays a sound into your presentation:
- Highlight the text or object you would like to play a sound when clicked on.
- If you would like the text or object to link to a slide, web page, or file and play a sound, select the "Hyperlink to:" radio button and choose a destination. If not, select the "None" radio button.
- Check the "Play sound:" box > From the drop-down menu, choose what sound you would like the action button to play when activated > Click [OK].
- To test the action button, start your PowerPoint slideshow (Click F5 on your keyboard) and click the text or object with the action button.
You can also create an action button that activates when you hover your mouse over the text or object (as opposed to clicking the action button). In the "Action Settings" dialog box, click the [Mouse Over] tab and choose where you would like the action button to link to.
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Select a relevant object on your slide, then go to the Insert tab and click the Link button. ... 2. Click Existing File or Web Page under Link to.
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You can create a link using text or an object like a shape or image, which you'll need to select first. From the ribbon bar, press the Insert
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Hyperlink · Open the PowerPoint presentation. · Highlight the text or object you would like to hyperlink. · Right-click the highlighted text and select "Hyperlink.
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