Add a hyperlink to a slide

Applies to: PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac, PowerPoint for the web, PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac 2011, PowerPoint for iPad, PowerPoint for iPhone, PowerPoint for Android tablets, PowerPoint for Android phones, PowerPoint Mobile.

The quickest way to produce a basic web hyperlink on a PowerPoint slide is to press Enter after you enter the address of an established webpage (such as https://www.microsoft.com).

You can link to a webpage, or you can link to a new document or a place in a established document, or you can compose a message to an email address.

Windows

Link to a website

  1. Click the text, shape, or picture that you want to use as a hyperlink.
  1. Pick Insert > Hyperlink.
  1. Choose Existing File or Web Page, and insert the:
  • Text to display: Type the text that you want to appear as hyperlink.
  • ScreenTip: Type the text that you want to appear when the user hovers over the hyperlink (optional).
  • Current FolderBrowsed Pages, or Recent Files: Select where you want to link to.
  • Address: If you haven’t already selected a location above, insert the URL for the web site you want to link to.
  • If you link to a file on your computer, and move your PowerPoint presentation to another computer, you’ll also need to move any linked files.
  1. Select OK.

Link to a place in a document, new document, or e-mail address

  1. Select the text, shape, or picture that you want to use as a hyperlink.
  1. Select Insert > Hyperlink and select an option:
  • Place in This Document: Link to a specific slide in your presentation.
  • Create New Document: Link from your presentation to another presentation.
  • E-mail Address: Link a displayed email address to open up a user’s email program.
  • Fill in the Text to displayScreenTip, and where you want to link to.
  1. Select OK.

Change the colour of a hyperlink

You can change the colour of a hyperlink if you like. If you want to change the display text of a link, right-click it and select Edit Link.

  1. Select the hyperlink you want to re-colour.
  1. On the Home tab of the ribbon, select down arrow next to the Font Colour button to open the menu of colours.

Select down arrow next to the Font Color button to open the menu of colors
  1. Select your desired colour for the hyperlink.

Test the hyperlink

After you’ve added the link, you can test it (in Normal view) by right-clicking the hyperlink and clicking Open Hyperlink

See Also

Remove the underline from hyperlink text

Change the colour of hyperlink text throughout a presentation

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