Hyperlinks cause the selection of an object to result in a move to a new
location or the performance of an action. This action can be any of the
Activate a hyperlink: this action causes a different slide in the
current presentation, different presentation altogether, a non-PowerPoint
document, or even an Internet Web page to appear.
Run a program: this action opens another program such as Microsoft
Word or Excel.
Run a macro: this action opens a program written in Visual Basic
Play a sound: this action plays a built-in sound or a sound from
file (see section on adding sound)
You may turn any object or text on a slide into
a hyperlink as follows:
Right-click on the object and select Action Settings
(or Select the object, then choose Slide Show menu > Action
In the Action Settings dialog box, choose either Mouse Click or Mouse
Over. Select the button "Hyperlink to" and then select the
destination or action (to link to the internet, choose "Hyperlink
to URL" and type the web address starting with 'http').
Note: if you create a hyperlink to another slide
of the same presentation, remember to include another hyperlink that will
allow you to return back. Always preview your action buttons on
the slide show to make sure everything works as you want it to.
As explained above, any object can be turned into a hyperlink. You can,
however, create an object to be used specifically as an action button.
PowerPoint provides a selection of built-in shapes that can be used for