Hyperlinks and Action Buttons

You can use hyperlinks in PowerPoint to link to websites and other slides and the PowerPoint action button to link to other slides.

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In PowerPoint, you can also use hyperlinks to link to resources that are not online. To create a quick way to refer to another slide in your presentation, you can create a hyperlink to that slide. You can even create hyperlinks to files stored on your computer.

To insert a hyperlink to another slide:

  1. Right-click the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink.
  2. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will open.
  3. On the left side of the dialog box, click Place in this Document.
    Creating a hyperlink to another slideCreating a hyperlink to another slide
  4. A list of the other slides in your presentation will appear. Click the name of the slide you want to link to.
    Selecting a slide to link toSelecting a slide to link to
  5. Click OK. The text or image will now be a hyperlink to the slide you selected.
    The completed hyperlink to a slideThe completed hyperlink to a slide

To insert a hyperlink to another file:

  1. Right-click the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink.
  2. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will open.
  3. On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Web Page.
    Creating a hyperlink to a fileCreating a hyperlink to a file
  4. Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
    Browsing for the desired fileBrowsing for a file
  5. Select the desired file.
    Selecting a fileSelecting a file
  6. Click OK. The text or image will now be a hyperlink to the file you selected.
    The completed hyperlink to a fileThe completed hyperlink to a file

If you plan on displaying your presentation on a different computer than you used to create it, your hyperlink to another file may not work. Make sure you have a copy of the linked file on the computer you are using to present, and always test hyperlinks before giving a presentation.