How to insert links, hyperlinks or mail links into the PowerPoint slide

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
When you give a presentation, sometimes you need to show other documents (PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, or even some web-sites). Instead of searching those files on your computer, you can add hyperlink in the presentation to be more flexible and assured.

Also, you can add hyperlinks for your profile or even e-mail for those who will view your presentation on their own computers.

Slide show in PowerPoint 2016

To add hyperlink to your presentation, do the following:

    1.    Add any shape or a textbox to the slide:

  • On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click in the Shape dropdown list and then choose the shape you prefer:
    Shapes in PowerPoint 2016
  • On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click the Text Box button:
    Text box in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    Add the text, that will be the text of hyperlink:

Hyperlink in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    Select the text, right-click on it and then select the Link list and then Insert Link… in the popup menu:

Link in popup menu PowerPoint 2016

    4.    In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box:

    4.1.    To enter the address of some web site:

Insert Hyperlink in PowerPoint 2016
  • Select Existing File or Web Page in the Link to group,
  • Insert hyperlink address by:
    • Typing it in the Address textbox or
    • Selecting the web-site using the Browse the Web button - Hyperlink icon in PowerPoint 2016,
  • Optionally, change the text for link in the Text to display textbox,
  • Optionally, enter the screen tip using the ScreenTip… button,
  • Click OK.

    4.2.    To enter the hyperlink to the profile:

Insert Hyperlink in PowerPoint 2016
  • Select Existing File or Web Page in the Link to group,
  • Insert hyperlink address by:
    • Typing it in the Address textbox or
    • Selecting the web-site using the Browse the Web button - Hyperlink icon in PowerPoint 2016,
  • Optionally, change the text for link in the Text to display textbox,
  • Optionally, enter the screen tip using the ScreenTip… button,
  • Click OK.

    4.3.    To enter the e-mail address:

Edit Hyperlink in PowerPoint 2016
  • Select E-mail Address in the Link to group,
  • Enter e-mail address in the E-mail address textbox,
  • Optionally:
    • change the text for link in the Text to display textbox,
    • enter the screen tip using the ScreenTip… button,
    • insert the subject for e-mails in the Subject textbox,
  • Click OK.

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