Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Anything that you can select within a PowerPoint slide can serve as an anchor. While all slide objects can function as anchors, text does have
some characteristics that make it work as a "visible" anchor. Unlike other anchors, hyperlinked text in PowerPoint is underlined
automatically - and thus visible as an anchor. We will explore the different aspects of text anchors in PowerPoint 2013 within this tutorial.
Why would you add a hyperlink to any slide object within PowerPoint? There may be many answers to that question, but if we had to choose one
answer that would be true all the time, it would be to add value to your slides and enhance their capabilities. However, these hyperlinks are
two-edged swords because when you create a hyperlink, you may be telling your audience that it is a link!
Automatic Text Hyperlinks
Type or paste a web URL in your PowerPoint slide, and then press either the Enter or the Spacebar key. Presto, your web URL is now a live
hyperlink. Now this automatic conversion to hyperlinks can be a mixed blessing. In some ways, it can be beneficial because most of the time, this
automatic conversion may just be what you need! In other scenarios, you may get offended by PowerPoint's hand holding. Luckily, there are ways in
which you can control this automatic conversion. You can turn off this automatic hyperlinking for a single link, and you can also toggle on and
off this conversion altogether!
Once you add a hyperlink to a slide object, you will want to edit the link, or remove it altogether. Both these tasks are easy to accomplish -
and as usual, there's more than one way to do the same task in PowerPoint 2013.