How to Create a Hyperlink to Another Slide in PowerPoint 2007 - dummies

How to Create a Hyperlink to Another Slide in PowerPoint 2007

By Doug Lowe

A PowerPoint hyperlink is text or a graphic that you click to summon another PowerPoint slide, or presentation, or a Word document or Excel spreadsheet. Your PowerPoint hyperlink may also lead to a page on the World Wide Web.

To add a hyperlink to a presentation, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text or graphic object that you want to make into a hyperlink.

    The most common type of hyperlink is a word or two of text in a slide’s body text area.

  2. Choose InsertLinksHyperlink.

    Alternatively, click the Insert Hyperlink button on the standard toolbar or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box opens.


    The dialog box has four icons on the left side, as follows:

    • Existing File or Web Page: Link to another file in another application, or to a Web page on the Internet.

    • Place in This Document: Link one part of your PowerPoint presentation to another part.

    • Create New Document: Choose now or another time to edit the new document by clicking the appropriate button.

    • E-mail Address: Link to an e-mail address.

  3. Click the Place in This Document icon on the left side of the dialog box.

    A list of the slides in the current presentation appears.

  4. Click the slide that you want the hyperlink to lead to and then click OK.

    The Insert Hyperlink dialog box vanishes, and the hyperlink is created.

If you selected text in Step 1, the text changes color and is underlined. If you selected a graphical object, the picture isn’t highlighted. However, the cursor changes to a pointing hand whenever it passes over a hyperlink, providing a visual clue that a hyperlink exists.