Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Insert a Hyperlink to a New File
Open a presentation in PowerPoint.
In Normal view, go to the slide that contains the element
you want to use as your source link in the hyperlink.
Choose the element (we chose a small circular
AutoShape) and then in the Ribbon, click the
Animations tab.
In the Links group, click Hyperlink.
In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, click Create New
Document under Link To.
Figure 13-5: Create a hyperlink to a new file
Type the name of your new document, as shown in
Figure 13-5.
Click the Change button to navigate to the location
where you would like to save the new document. Note
that the path to that location will be recorded.
In the Create New Document dialog box, shown in
Figure 13-6, select the type of file format you want for
your new document. For our document, we selected a
.docx file format.
Choose whether to edit the new document now or later.
If you choose now, the program to create your new
document launches. You can then enter any text you want to
appear when the document is opened. If you choose later,
the program launches, and a new document is created
when the user first clicks the hyperlink during the slide
show. The program that is launched depends on the file
format you chose in Step 8. When we click our hyperlink,
Word launches because our file format is a .docx file.
Figure 13-6: Select the right format for your new document
Click OK.
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