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PowerPoint 2003: Adding a Hyperlink to a Slide

PowerPoint 2003: Adding a Hyperlink to a Slide

I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that you know what a hyperlink is. If you’re not sure…think Internet, web pages and blue text with a blue underline. See? You use hyperlinks all the time – you just may not have known the term.

In PowerPoint 2003, you can create internal hyperlinks that allow you to jump from one slide to another and external hyperlinks that jump to other presentations, documents, or a web site. You can even create a hyperlink that addresses an e-mail.

What’s more, you can create hyperlinks on text and graphics. Which means, you can create a hyperlink, for example, from a company logo that displays the company web page when clicked.

And, you don’t even have to be a web designer to do it!

Creating a Hyperlink to an Internal Slide
     
  1. Select the text or object that you are using as a hyperlink
     
  2.  
  3. Click the Insert Hyperlink button on the Standard toolbar
     

Figure 18. Insert Hyperlink Dialog Box - Place in This Document

    3.       Click Place in This Document

    4.       Choose a slide

    5.       Click OK



Creating a Hyperlink to an External Slide
     
  1. Select the text or object that you are using as a hyperlink
     
  2.  
  3. Click the Insert Hyperlink button on the Standard toolbar
     
  4.  
  5. Click Existing File or Web Page
     
  6.  
  7. Choose a file
     
  8.  
  9. Click Bookmark
     

Figure 19. Select Place in Document Dialog Box

    6.       Select a Slide

    7.       Click OK

    8.       Click OK



Creating a Hyperlink to an E-Mail Address
     
  1. Select the text or object that you are using as a hyperlink
     
  2.  
  3. Click the Insert Hyperlink button on the Standard toolbar
     
  4.  
  5. Click E-mail Address
     

Figure 20. Insert Hyperlink Dialog Box - E-Mail Address

    4.       Enter the E-mail address

    5.       Enter a Subject (if desired)

    6.       Click OK

Creating a Hyperlink to a Web Page
     
  1. Select the text or object that you are using as a hyperlink
     
  2.  
  3. Click the Insert Hyperlink button on the Standard toolbar
     
  4.  
  5. Click Existing File or Web Page
     
  6.  
  7. Type the web page in the Address box
     
  8.  
  9. Click OK