Adding AutoShapes, WordArt, and Hyperlinks

Learn about adding PowerPoint 2003 AutoShapes and PowerPoint 2003 WordArt and hyperlinks in this free lesson.

Inserting a hyperlink

PowerPoint also allows you to add hyperlinks to your slides to make them more interactive. A hyperlink can link to a website, which provides more information for your presentation.

To insert a hyperlink:

  • Select the text in your document that you want to be a hyperlink, such as www.gcflearnfree.org or Free Computer and Career Classes.
  • Click the Hyperlink button on the Standard toolbar.

Hyperlink button

(If this button does not show up, you may want to add it to your toolbar by clicking the down-pointing arrow at the end of the bar to display Toolbar Options. Click Insert Hyperlink to add the button to your toolbar.)

  • Click the Existing File or Web Page button.

Hyperlink dialog box

  • Type any text you want to display. This type will display instead of the web address.
  • Click OK.

To make sure the hyperlink works, click the Slide Show button and click the link on the slide.