You can link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file from within a presentation using hyperlinks (hyperlink: Colored and underlined text or a graphic that you click to go to a file, a location in a file, a Web page on the World Wide Web, or a Web page on an intranet. Hyperlinks can also go to newsgroups and to Gopher, Telnet, and FTP sites.).
Note You cannot insert a PDF file into PowerPoint as an embedded object (embedded object: Information (object) contained in a source file and inserted into a destination file. Once embedded, the object becomes part of the destination file. Changes you make to the embedded object are reflected in the destination file.).
- Select the text or object you want to use to link to the PDF file.
- On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
- Under Link to, click Existing File or Web Page.
- Select the PDF file you want to link to, and then click OK.
Now run the presentation to see if the hyperlink is working correctly.
- Click Slide Show at the lower left of the PowerPoint window or Press F5.
- Click the hyperlink to the PDF file.
Note To make sure that your hyperlinks to files work, keep all the files you link to from within a presentation in the same folder as your presentation.