Hyperlinks are a great way to connect your presentation to other slides, presentations, documents, and the Web. You can use hyperlinks for the following:
- To enable you to jump to other slides quickly
- To switch to another presentation
- To open another file, such as a Word document or Excel spreadsheet
- To display a Web page
- To open an e-mail to someone
To create a hyperlink, select an object. It can be a shape, placeholder, or the text itself. If you select text, the text will have an underline and become the hyperlink color in the color scheme (theme colors). Then choose Insert> Hyperlink.
In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, choose the type of link on the left:
- Existing File or Web Page
- Place in This Document
- Create New Document
- E-mail Address
Then locate the slide or file, enter the Web URL, or enter an e-mail address. Click OK.
Hyperlinks work only in Slide Show view. Always test your hyperlinks.
When you add a hyperlink to a presentation, you must be careful that the target of the hyperlink is available. If you are giving the presentation offsite using a laptop, all the targets need to be on the laptop as well, unless your laptop is actively connected to the Internet. An alternative is to copy Web site documents you think you will need to your laptop and hyperlink to those documents. The advantage is that you don’t have to depend on getting a good Internet connection at your offsite location.
I HAVE CREATED SOME TRAINING PPPRESENTATIONS AND WANT TO KNOW
IF THERE IS A WAY TO PUBLISH THE PRESENTATION WITH ITS HYPERLINKS.
MICROSOFT 2007 AND 2010 WILL LET ME PUBLISH TO A FILE OR A CDR, BUT
FOR SOME REASON WHEN I PLAY THE CD BACK IT HAS BLIMISHES AND MANY POOR
TEXT SPOTS. I CAN NOT GET A PERFECT TRAINING PRESENTATION. I HAVE WORKED ON
ONE PRESENTATION FOR DAYS AND NO MADDER WHAT I DO I HAVE AT LEAST
TWO TO THREE BAD SPOTS ON THE CD.
If you use the Publish to CD feature, there shouldn’t be any negative effect on the presentation. You might want to troubleshoot by playing the presentation in Slide Show view on different computers, playing the DVD on different computers, and trying different presentations.
By the way, using the Publish to CD feature doesn’t create a native DVD. To do that, you need to convert the presentation to a video and burn that to a DVD, in which case you lose the hyperlinks.
im trying to create a jeopardy game with powerpoint but i dont know how to make it look loke my numbers are disapering once i click on thm. is there a way to change the color one i clicked a number of have disapear?? please help!!! school project! -thanks
I sell a Jeopardy-like game at http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/estore/jeopardy_like_quiz_game.html. It’s $5.79 and you can download a demo to see if it’s what you want.
Have you used the trigger feature? It makes an animation happen when you click an object. Here’s an explanation of one use of triggers: http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/powerpoint_tip_interactive_chart_with_triggers.html.
I’m trying to create a presentation that moves forward (or backwards) through the pages only when clicking on a hyperlink. Is it possible to “stop” a presentation after 2-3 pages to avoid users going forward with mouse/keyboard clicks?
I have a hyperlink in my PPT presentation which was then uploaded to AuthorStream and the code is embedded to play on our website. My question is the hyperlink within the PPT – it has a target of “_blank” so if the user clicks the hyperlink it launches a new tab. How can that be changed so that it opens within the same tab? Essentially the target in the HTML needs to be changed but I see no way to access that code. Is this possible in PPT 2010?
I’m not aware of a way to change that target within PowerPoint, although I did discover that its hyperlinks understand anchors, which is another HTML concept.
See these tips:
They aren’t directly related to what you’re trying to do, but might spark some insight. You might also contact authorSTREAM support and see if you can change the hyperlink there.
I noticed you sell a Jeopardy-like game, and was wondering if you’ve had to worry about licensing? I also created a game-like a games show and was hopping to market it. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!
Paul, I think I took it down recently — it wasn’t selling very well. There are lots around for free. But just don’t use the word “Jeopardy.” You can probably get away with “Jeopardy-like game” Good luck!
thanks for the simple explaination on hyperlinks
I am looking for a way to use a hyperlink from our intranet, to start a specific custom show in a ppt presentation. So that if they click on Link 1 it will open custom show A, and if they click on link 2 it will open custom show B. I found that you can go to a specific page in a powerpoint show by /N# (page number) but I can’t find out if the command can start a specific show. If I use the page number then after the show it will continue onto the rest of the presentation… Read more »
Would this help? http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/pptblog/add-flexibility-with-custom-shows/
You can definitely hyperlink to a custom show.
Perhaps you don’t want custom shows, but presentations made up of individual slides?
Hi Ellen, When you insert a shape in your powerpoint you can link that shape to an URL or a place within the powerpoint. This all works fine but I have a problem with the screentips in the following situation. Situation: I upload the powerpoint into sharepoint 2013 and use the sharepoint office app to display the powerpoint in the browser (IE 9 internet explorer). Two observations when you view the powerpoint in the browser: 1. the length of the screentips (when you hover over) is limited to 32 characters 2. the screentip will not show when you point to… Read more »
Ellen, Great website! I’ve been searching all over for a way to deliver PowerPoint presentations as a PDF or EXE that retains mouseover actions applied to shapes. The action is a hyperlink to another slide in the document. Export to PDF doesn’t retain the link even though I have Acrobat XI installed and plugin for PowerPoint and I check Add Links in Preferences. I’ve tried a couple of PPT to EXE solutions out there but they are outdated, buggy, and don’t fully support my interactions. I could output to PPS but the viewers would have to download and install Power… Read more »
Ray, As far as I know, the only solution would be an HTML5 solution, such as iSpring.
Kindly assist. i am busy compiling a presentation for my manager and need to link the page numbers on the content page with a hyperlink. Actually what i require is when i click on the page number on the contect page it should take me to that page number/s.
Thanks & regards
Kasree, that shouldn’t be anything unusual. You can put the page numbers in a text box. Click on the border of the textbox and then choose Insert, Hyperlink. Hyperlink to the slide you want.
Hi Ellen I was wondering if you could help me, I want my slides to transition by hyperlink, so I have a ‘next’ button and a ‘back’ button. However, when I use these, the transition effect only works in one direction. For example, I am using page curl, and whether I click my hyperlink button to the next slide or to the previous slide, the page always turns the same way. The slides transition backwards and forwards correctly when I use then standard slide arrows in presentation mode, but I really need to transition using the buttons I have added.… Read more »