Intermediate PowerPoint XP

Module 7

Create an Interactive Presentation

In this module you will create your own interactive presentation. Presentations are made interactive through the use of hyperlinks and action buttons.  At the end of this module, you will be given an assignment which you should complete and email as an attachment to .

Hyperlinks and Action Buttons

Create Your Own Interactive Presentation

Hyperlinks and Action Buttons
Activity 1Hyperlinks and Action Buttons

1. Read and practice the following:

About hyperlinks and action buttons in a presentation:

Hyperlinks:   You can add a hyperlink to your presentation and then use it to go to a variety of locations  for example, a custom show, a specific slide within your presentation, a different presentation altogether, a Microsoft Word document or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, or an Internet, intranet, or e-mail address. You can create a hyperlink from any object  including text, shapes, tables, graphs, and pictures. You insert hyperlinks by clicking Insert Hyperlink .

Action buttons:  PowerPoint also comes with some ready-made action buttons (Action Buttons command, Slide Show menu) that you can insert in your presentation and define hyperlinks for. Action buttons contain shapes, such as right and left arrows. Use them when you want to include commonly understood symbols for going to next, previous, first, and last slides. You can use these buttons for a self-running presentation at a kiosk or for a presentation that you plan to publish on your company intranet or the Internet. PowerPoint also has action buttons for playing movies or sounds.









Select the text you wish to turn into a hyperlink.



Click the Insert Hyperlink button.

Type in the URL of the site you wish to link to.








Click OK.

When you run the slideshow, the link becomes active. During the show, if you click on the link, your default browser (i.e. Internet Explorer connects the the URL

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Create Your Own Interactive Presentation
Activity 2Create Your Own Interactive Presentation

1. Using all your skills, create an interactive presentation (using hyperlinks to other pages or web sites). This presentation should contain at least 10 slides. It should be based on your own design template, and contain a table and a chart. Animation effects are optional. When complete, email this presentation as an attachment to the address below.

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Assignment 6 Due! Email as an attachment the document template you created above to .

You have now completed this course! Make sure that you have sent in all assignments. As soon as all assignments are received, you will receive an email with details concerning the certificate of completion.