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How to Insert Links in PowerPoint Slides in 60 Seconds

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This post is part of a series called How to Use PowerPoint in 60 Seconds (Quick Video Tutorials).
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PowerPoint allows you to add all kinds of content to your slides, including links to help you jump around. Today, we'll learn how to quickly add links in PowerPoint to slides, files, and website hyperlinks. This is an essential skill for making an interactive presentation in PowerPoint.

Note: In this tutorial we use the popular Marketofy PowerPoint Template. You can find more great PPT presentation templates on GraphicRiver or in our Ultimate Guide to the Best Microsoft PowerPoint Templates.

How to Insert Links in PowerPoint Slides (Quickly)

 

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps that compliment this video.

1. Open the PowerPoint Insert Hyperlinks Panel

Let's go ahead and click on the Insert tab here on the PowerPoint ribbon, and with the box on the slide selected, I'll click on Hyperlinks. The first option is to choose a hyperlink for a file on your computer, which you can browse to using this center panel.

Here you can insert a link into PowerPoint
Here you can insert a file link into your PowerPoint slide.

2. Enter a Link into PowerPoint's Insert Hyperlink Panel

Or we can link to a website online. I'll paste in a link here on my clipboard, and then at the top, I'll type in the text for what I want the link to show. Now I'll press OK

Enter a website address link into PowerPoint and text to display in your slide
Enter a website address link into PowerPoint and text to display in your slide.

3. Now Click on the Link in Your PowerPoint Slide

You can see the link on my slide, and when I click on it, it'll open the link up in a web browser.

Test that your new PowerPoint slide link works when clicked
Test that your new PowerPoint slide link works when clicked.

4. Insert a Link to Jump to a Specific PowerPoint Slide

Using the same Insert Hyperlink route, this time, I'll choose Place in This Document from the sidebar. I can go ahead and click on one of these links on the side to jump to a specific slide in this presentation. And again, I'll type a title for the link up here and press OK.

Insert PowerPoint link to a slide in your presentation
Insert PowerPoint link to a slide in your presentation.

Finishing Up!

Once it's inserted into the presentation, I can click on the link that I've created, and it will help me jump to another section of the presentation.

Click the link to jump to the target PowerPoint slide
Click the link to jump to the target PowerPoint slide.

More Great PowerPoint Slide Tutorials

Here are more PowerPoint slide tutorials to help take your presentation knowledge a step further: 

We have a number of PowerPoint tutorials here on Envato Tuts+, jump into another PowerPoint slide tutorial above or discover more quick PowerPoint video tutorials.

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