Create a hyperlink

In PowerPoint, a hyperlink can be a connection from one slide to another slide in the same presentation (such as a hyperlink to a custom show (custom show: A presentation within a presentation in which you group slides in an existing presentation so that you can show that section of the presentation to a particular audience.)) or to a slide in another presentation, an e-mail address, a Web page, or a file.

You can create a hyperlink from text or from an object, such as a picture, graph, shape, or WordArt (WordArt: Text objects you create with ready-made effects to which you can apply additional formatting options.).

Create a hyperlink to:


A slide in the same presentation

  1. In Normal view, select the text or the object that you want to use as a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Hyperlink.
  3. Under Link to, click Place in This Document.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Link to a custom show in the current presentation:
      1. Under Select a place in this document, click the custom show that you want to use as the hyperlink destination.
      2. Select the Show and return check box.
    • Link to a slide in the current presentation:
  • Under Select a place in this document, click the slide that you want to use as the hyperlink destination.

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A slide in a different presentation

 Note   If you add a link to a presentation from your main presentation, and then copy your main presentation to a laptop, be sure to copy the linked presentation to the same folder as your main presentation. If you don't copy the linked presentation — or if you rename, move, or delete it — the linked presentation will not be available when you click the hyperlink to it from the main presentation.

  1. In Normal view, select the text or the object that you want to use as a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Hyperlink.
  3. Under Link to, click Existing File or Web Page.
  4. Locate the presentation that contains the slide that you want to link to.
  5. Click Bookmark, and then click the title of the slide that you want to link to.

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An e-mail address

  1. In Normal view, select the text or the object that you want to use as a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Hyperlink.
  3. Under Link to, click E-mail Address.
  4. In the E-mail address box, type the e-mail address that you want to link to, or in the Recently used e-mail addresses box, click an e-mail address.
  5. In the Subject box, type the subject of the e-mail message.

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A page or file on the Web

  1. In Normal view, select the text or the object that you want to use as a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Hyperlink.
  3. Under Link to, click Existing File or Web Page, and then click Browse the WebButton image.
  4. Locate and select the page or file that you want to link to, and then click OK.

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A new file

  1. In Normal view, select the text or the object that you want to use as a hyperlink.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click click Hyperlink.
  3. Under Link to, click Create New Document.
  4. In the Name of new document box, type the name of the file that you want to create and link to.

If you want to create a document in a different location, under Full path, click Change, browse to the location where you want to create the file, and then click OK.

  1. Under When to edit, click whether you want to change the file now or later.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2010