How to Add Links to PowerPoint

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Add links to a PowerPoint presentation by highlighting text, going to the "Insert" tab, selecting "Hyperlink" and then typing in the entire Web address. Apply a hyperlink to a PowerPoint slide, so that a Web browser will open when it is clicked, using instructions from a software developer in this free video on computers.

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Hi, my name's Dave Andrews. Today I'm going to show you how to add links to a PowerPoint presentation. Let's open up PowerPoint by clicking on our start button. Let's go to all programs, Microsoft Office, and just launch PowerPoint. I'm going to add a little title in here named My Slide. And in the subtitle I'm going to type just my name, Dave Andrews. Then we'll add a new slide over here on this side. Now here's where I'm going to put my link in. Just say something like google.com as the text of my next slide and I'm going to make it a hyperlink by simply highlighting all of that text, google.com, going to the insert tab at the top and under the links area I'm going to select hyperlink. Now, it's going to ask me what I want to hyperlink to. I can link to files just by selecting those files or I can link to a web page by clearing out what I've got in the address here. And let's link to Google by typing in http://google.com. It's important that you type the entire address. Just click OK and that's going to apply our change. And as you can see it's taken on the little blue underline that you're used to seeing when you see a hyperlink. We'll now run my slide show and as you can see I have a hyperlink here for google.com and if I was to click on it that would open up in my web browser google.com. My name's Dave Andrews and I've just showed you how to add a hyperlink to a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

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