Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Delivering a Presentation When You Can’t Be There in Person
Figure 5-6:
Action
buttons.
Drawing an action button
After you draw an action button from the Shapes gallery, the Action Settings
dialog box shown in Figure 5-6 appears so you can tell PowerPoint which
slide to go to when the button is clicked. Select the slide (or master slide)
that needs action and follow these steps to adorn it with an action button:
1. On the Home or Insert tab, open the Shapes gallery and scroll to the
Action Buttons category at the bottom.
2. Click an action button to select it.
Choose the button that best illustrates which slide will appear when the
button is clicked.
3. Draw the button on the slide.
To do so, drag the pointer in a diagonal fashion. (As far as drawing them
is concerned, action buttons work the same as all other shapes and
other objects. Book VIII, Chapter 4 explains how to manipulate objects.)
The Action Settings dialog box shown in Figure 5-6 appears after you
finish drawing your button.
4. Go to the Mouse Over tab if you want users to activate the button by
moving the mouse pointer over it, not clicking it.
5. Select the Hyperlink To option button.
6. On the Hyperlink To drop-down list, choose an action for the button.
You can go to the next slide, the previous slide, the first or last slide in a
presentation, the last slide you viewed, or a specific slide.
To make clicking the action button take users to a specific slide, choose
Slide on the list. You see the Hyperlink to Slide dialog box, which lists
each slide in your presentation. Select a slide and click OK.
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