Explore options to add and edit hyperlinks for Action Buttons in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Just inserting Action Buttons on your slide is not sufficient -- you need to apply hyperlinks to them so that they have some function. You have already learnt how to insert Action Buttons. In this tutorial we'll learn more detailed techniques on working with Action Buttons. Each Action Button has a default action associated -- this typically is a hyperlink to some other slide in your presentation. You can change this link, or even add another link such as a link to your web site, another document, and more. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add or change the hyperlinks for Action Buttons:
When you insert an Action Button, the Action Settings dialog box pops up with the Mouse Click tab selected by default, as you can see in Figure 1. Actions in the Mouse Over tab work similarly -- the only difference between the two tabs is:
Figure 1: Action Settings dialog box
If you want to bring up the same dialog box again for an Action Button which is already inserted, just
right-click your Action Button, and choose the Edit Hyperlink option in the resultant contextual
menu, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2.
Figure 2: Edit Hyperlink option selected
Alternatively, you can select the Action Button -- then access the Insert tab of the
Ribbon, and click the
Action button shown highlighted in red within
Figure 3: Action button selected within the Insert tab of the Ribbon
Finally, you can also select your Action Button and press the Ctrl+K keyboard shortcut.
Either way you will bring up the same Action Settings dialog box as shown in Figure 1, above -- here are the details about the options available within the Mouse Click tab of the Action Settings dialog box, as marked in Figure 1 above:
Note that the options from A to E are radio buttons - this means you can apply any one of these actions for your selected Action Button. The moment you choose any of these radio buttons, then any existing options are replaced. Option F (Play Sound) is not a radio button and can be applied independent of all other options.
After selecting the hyperlink and making the settings as required, make sure to click the
OK button to apply them to the Action Button.
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