Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating hyperlinks to external files
You may have data stored in another file that you want to include in your
PowerPoint presentation. Rather than copy the data and paste it in your
presentation, it may be easier just to display the file itself. That way you can
update the file, and PowerPoint will always link to the updated file.
When you create a hyperlink to a file, PowerPoint opens that file by loading
the program that created it. For example, if you want to view a Microsoft Word
file, make sure that you have a copy of Microsoft Word installed on your
To create a hyperlink that opens an external file, follow these steps:
1. Highlight the text in a title or subtitle text box that you want to turn
into an external file hyperlink.
2. Click the Insert tab.
3. Click the Hyperlink icon in the Links group.
The Insert Hyperlink dialog box appears (refer to Figure 13-10).
4. Click in the Look In list box and choose a drive and folder that holds
the file you want to use.
You may need to click through several folders to find the file you want.
5. Click the file you want to use and then click OK.
Running a program through a hyperlink
A PowerPoint hyperlink can also run any program from within a presentation.
For example, you could create a presentation that explains how to market a