Insert an action button

Do one of the following:

ShowInsert an action button on a single slide

  1. Select the slide you want to place a button on.
  2. On the Slide Show menu, point to Action Buttons, and then select the button you want — for example, Home, Back or Previous, Forward or Next, Beginning, End, or Return.
  3. Click the slide.
  4. In the Action Settings dialog box, set the actions that you want on the Mouse Click and Mouse Over tabs, and then click OK.

For example, to open another document or play a movie when the button is clicked during the slide show, on the Mouse Click tab, click Hyperlink to, and then in the drop-down list, select Other File. In the Hyperlink to Other File dialog box, navigate to the file you want to open, and then click OK twice.

 Note   If you're going to run this presentation on another computer, use the Package for CD command on the File menu to bundle all linked files together with the presentation. For more information, see the Help topic Package a presentation for CD

ShowInsert an action button on every slide

If you're using one slide master (slide master: The main slide that stores information about the theme and layouts of a presentation, including the background, color, fonts, effects, placeholder sizes, and positions.), you can insert an action button on the master and the button is available throughout the presentation. If you are using multiple slide masters (such as when you have applied more than one design template to your presentation), you must insert the action button on each master.

  1. On the View menu, point to Master and then click Slide Master.
  2. On the Slide Show menu, point to Action Buttons, and then select the button you want — for example, Home, Back or Previous, Forward or Next, Beginning, End, or Return.
  3. Click the slide master.
  4. In the Action Settings dialog box, set the actions that you want on the Mouse Click and Mouse Over tabs, and then click OK.

For example, to open the previous slide when the button is clicked during the slide show, on the Mouse Click tab, click Hyperlink to, and then in the drop-down list, select Previous Slide. Click OK.

  1. Click Close Master View on the Master View toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003