Explore the different types of Action buttons and their default behavior in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Once you place Action Buttons on your slide in PowerPoint 2013, you can make them do all sorts of actions when clicked. What sets Action Buttons apart from other shape types in PowerPoint is the iconography they contain. For most users, an icon such as a leftwards arrow indicates moving to the previous slide and a rightwards arrow does indicate progressing to the next slide. Another advantage of these icon-equipped Action Buttons is that they are language independent, and can work very well in multi-language and international presentations. In this tutorial you are going to explore the different types of Action Buttons, and their default behaviors.
Action Buttons can be found within the Shapes
gallery, which can be accessed from the Insert or Home tabs of the
Figure 1 shows the Action Buttons category within the Shapes gallery.
Figure 1: Action buttons category within the Shapes gallery
Action Buttons are of 12 types -- these are explained below, from left to right as displayed within the Action Buttons category as shown in Figure 1, above:
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