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PowerPoint Pearls: Creating a "Hot Spot"
PowerPoint allows you to create hyperlinks using various elements of a slide including text, images or AutoShapes. In a previous issue I demonstrated creating a hyperlink using an image. Now let's say that you want to create a hyperlink to another slide in your presentation using a line of text.
You could simply select the text and follow the steps for creating a hyperlink. However, when you choose this method the text looks like a hyperlink - it is underscored and blue. This may not be the look you're going for . . . instead, you can insert an AutoShape, hyperlink that AutoShape, and finally make the AutoShape invisible. (Follow the links above if you need a full review of those steps.)
Insert an AutoShape
Create a link to a slide within the presentation
Format the Autoshape (to make it invisible)
It is best to follow the steps in this order so that you do not make your shape invisible until you are done working with it.
N.B. If you do use this as a navigation feature in your presentation, be sure that you PRACTICE navigating through your presentation!