How To Activate a Hyperlink in Powerpoint

How To Activate a Hyperlink in Powerpoint

What is Hyperlink in Powerpoint?

Hyperlinks in PowerPoint are similar to links you might have seen on a web site. They allow you to jump back and forth between specific slides in your presentation, to movie files that don’t work on PowerPoint slides, to other files, or to a webpage (if you are connected to the Internet).

How To Activate a Hyperlink in Powerpoint


  1. Open the PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Highlight the text or object you would like to hyperlink.
  3. Right-click the highlighted text and select “Hyperlink…”
  4. From the “Link to:” side panel, choose the destination for your hyperlink.
  5. Click [OK].

Frequently Asked Question

How do I get hyperlinks to open automatically in PowerPoint?

You can open a hyperlink during a slide show by clicking the link.

  1. Click Slide Show > From Beginning to start your slide show presentation.
  2. When you see a hyperlink in the presentation, click the underlined text to open, or follow, the hyperlink. The slide show remains active when the link opens.

Why isn’t hyperlink working in PowerPoint?

You can’t assign hyperlinks to some objects in PowerPoint (e.g., video objects). Also, because some objects (e.g., stylized text, SmartArt) are saved in raster format after conversion with iSpring, hyperlinks may be lost. When you design a touchscreen app in PowerPoint, some small elements may be hard to click.

How do I turn a PowerPoint into a link?

In the upper right corner, click the Share icon and then click Copy Link. If the file is on your device, you’ll be asked to upload the file to the cloud first. Paste the link wherever you need.

How do I make a clickable button in PowerPoint?

Put an action button on your slide

On the Insert tab, click Shapes, and then under Action Buttons at the bottom of the menu, click the button shape that you want to add. Click a location on the slide, and then drag to draw the shape for the button.

Where do I click to activate a hyperlink?

Select the text or picture that you want to display as a hyperlink. Link. You can also right-click the text or picture and click Link on the shortcut menu. In the Insert Hyperlink box, type or paste your link in the Address box.

What is the shortcut key for hyperlink in PowerPoint?


You can add a hyperlink to a PowerPoint presentation by selecting the text and pressing Ctrl+K. This shortcut will ask for the link/resource to paste on the highlighted text.

Why is my hyperlink not clickable?

Most likely problems with opening hyperlinks are connected with either the security restrictions of your Internet browser that doesn’t allow opening pop-up windows, or with your Flash player plug-in that prevents you fr om opening URLs in local Flash files.

How do you fix hyperlinks not working?

The easiest fix is to simply open and reset your internet browser. See this article for steps on how to reset your browser. If the reset does not work, we need to replace an html file in the registry. Here is some information from Windows Seven Forums for a sample default file to be used as a guideline.

What to do when a hyperlink doesn t work?

Copy and paste the link instead of clicking

  1. Copy the URL by pressing Ctrl+C (or Command+C if you’re on a Mac) on your keyboard.
  2. Click your browser’s address bar, then press Ctrl+V (or Command+V) to paste the URL.
  3. Press Enter on your keyboard, and the page should load.

How do you add a hyperlink in PowerPoint Mobile?

On your Android tablet or phone

at the top of your screen, tap Home, and then tap Insert. Tap Link. Enter the text to display and the address of your link. Tap Insert.