Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 16-10: A WordArt text box.
In PowerPoint, a hyperlink is simply a bit of text or a graphic image that you can
click when viewing a slide to summon another slide, another presentation, or
perhaps some other type of document, such as a Word document or an Excel
spreadsheet. The hyperlink may also lead to a page on the World Wide Web.
For example, suppose that you have a slide that contains a chart of sales
trends. You can place a hyperlink on the slide that, if clicked during a slide
show, summons another slide presenting the same data in the form of a table.
That slide can in turn contain a hyperlink that, when clicked, summons an
Excel spreadsheet that contains the detailed data on which the chart is based.
Another common use for hyperlinks is to create a table of contents for your
presentation. You can create a slide — usually the first or second slide in the
presentation — that contains links to other slides in the presentation. The
table of contents slide may include a link to every slide in the presentation,
but more likely, it contains links to selected slides. For example, if a
presentation contains several sections of slides, the table of contents slide may
contain links to the first slide in each section.
Hyperlinks are not limited to slides in the current presentation. Hyperlinks
can lead to other presentations. When you use this kind of hyperlink, a person
viewing the slide show clicks the hyperlink, and PowerPoint automatically
loads the indicated presentation. The hyperlink can lead to the first slide in
the presentation, or it can lead to a specific slide within the presentation.