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Add hyperlinks to slides

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Add links to your presentation to show related information on the web, quickly get to a different slide, or start an email message.

Link to a website

  1. Select the text, shape, or picture that you want to use as a hyperlink.

  2. Select Insert > Hyperlink.

  3. Select Existing File or Web Page, and add the:

    • Text to display - Type the text that you want to appear for your hyperlink.

    • ScreenTip - Type the text that you want to appear when the user hovers over the hyperlink (optional).

    • Current Folder, Browsed Pages, or Recent Files - Select where you want to link to.

    • Address - If you haven't already selected a location above, cut and paste, or type the URL for the web site you want to link to.

      Note: If you link to a file on your computer, and move your PowerPoint presentation to another computer, you'll also need to move any linked files.

  4. Select OK.

Link to a place in a document, new document, or email address

  1. Select the text, shape, or picture that you want to use as a hyperlink.

  2. Select Insert > Hyperlink and select an option:

    • Place in This Document - Link to a specific slide in your presentation.

    • Create New Document - Link from your presentation to another presentation.

    • E-mail Address - Link a displayed email address to open up a user's email program.

  3. Fill in the Text to display, ScreenTip, and where you want to link to.

  4. Select OK.

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