Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using Hyperlinks
A common use for this type of hyperlink is to create a menu of presentations
that can be viewed. For example, suppose that you have created the following
four presentations:
The Detrimental Effects of Pool
Case Studies in Communities Destroyed by Pool Halls
Marching Bands through the Ages
Understanding the Think System
You can easily create a slide that lists all four presentations and contains
hyperlinks to them. The person viewing the slide show simply clicks a
hyperlink, and off he or she goes to the appropriate presentation.
Here are a few additional thoughts to ponder concerning hyperlinks:
Hyperlinks aren’t limited to PowerPoint presentations. In PowerPoint,
you can create a hyperlink that leads to other types of Microsoft Office
documents, such as Word documents or Excel spreadsheets. When the
person viewing the slide show clicks one of these hyperlinks, PowerPoint
automatically runs Word or Excel to open the document or spreadsheet.
A hyperlink can also lead to a page on the World Wide Web. When the
user clicks the hyperlink, PowerPoint runs Internet Explorer to connect
to the Internet and displays the web page.
Hyperlinks work only when the presentation is shown in Slide Show
View. You can click a hyperlink all you want while in Outline View or
Slide Sorter View, and the only thing that happens is that your finger
gets tired. Links are active when viewing the slide show. In Normal View,
you can activate a link by right-clicking it and choosing Open Hyperlink.
Creating a hyperlink to another slide
Adding a hyperlink to a presentation is easy. Just follow these steps:
1. Select the text or graphic object that you want to make into a hyperlink.
The most common type of hyperlink is based on a word or two of text in
a slide’s body text area.
2. Choose Insert Links Hyperlink.
Alternatively, click the Insert Hyperlink button found on the standard
toolbar or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K. One way or the other, the
Insert Hyperlink dialog box, shown in Figure 16-11, appears.
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