PowerPoint or PPT Hyperlinks – a Secret?
PowerPoint or PPT hyperlinks may be a PowerPoint Secret; learn how to add skip logic within your PPT slide deck. I will show you how to add this to your slides.
Why: You may want to add this participant-led option within a workshop or meeting or in a self-directed learning course where you give someone a large slide deck.
Planning: You do need to think about the skip logic pathways. For example, I gave my workshop the option to pick ‘ideas’ or ‘tech. If they picked ‘tech’ then I would have skipped the ‘ideas’ slides and jumped to the tech section (with a shape or button). Then after we completed the tech section, I would click a shape or button in the slide, which would take me back to the ideas section. After that, I wouldn’t want to have to click through the tech section slides again, so I would have a shape or button that would skip the tech section. Therefore you need to map out your process. Sometimes you can also add a shape or button that takes you back to the start agenda. It’s a good idea to label the buttons if you are having someone else use the slide deck.
Hot Bonus Tips:
- If you hover over the shape you have set up for the PPT hyperlink, it will show you what slide it will take you to.
- If you don’t want to use a coloured shape, you can have the outline of the box (for example) or no colour or outline. This creates an invisible box around a word.
- Plus, another way you can jump around to different slides is to type the slide number and then enter. If you have a print out of all your slides and the numbers, this will help guide you.
- Ctrl S also gives you the navigation slide box, showing hidden slides.
- In Zoom you can freeze the shared view and click through slides if you want to skip anything on the spot.
- (#1 in mage below) Click Insert, towards the left of the PowerPoint (PPT) navigation menu or bar when you create your slides.
- (2a) Click on Shape towards the middle of the top menu or PPT navigation bar, and pick what shape and colour you want to use.
- (2b) Then place the shape anywhere you want to within the slide.
- (3) When you have clicked on the shape, it looks like you can move or rotate it. At this point, you can also press Ctrl K. Both keys at the same time. You will find Ctrl (which stands for Controle), at the bottom left of your computer keyboard. The letter K is around the middle.
- (4)A box opens up, and then you pick Place in this document.
- (5) Then choose the slide you want this ‘button’ or shape to jump to by clicking on it within the list. You can scroll through the slides in the list.
- Now you have added your first hyperlink!
- See the images below, showing you the steps I just explained. You can also watch the video tutorial or listen to the podcast.
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