PowerPoint Action Buttons/Non-Linear – version 2010

PowerPoint Action Buttons/Non-Linear – version 2010
PowerPoint
Action Buttons/Non-Linear –
version 2010
You can make a PowerPoint presentation that allows the viewer to navigate through the
slides in the order of their choice, using Action Buttons to create the navigation tools.
CLICK HERE to see a sample non-linear PowerPoint. (view in slideshow mode)
On the Insert ribbon, click on the Shapes button. The Action Buttons are found at the
bottom of the drop down menu.
NOTE: Any object on a
PowerPoint slide (image, text
box, shape, etc.) can perform
the task of an Action Button.
Select the object. Then choose
Insert > Action.
NOTE: Action Buttons will function only when you are viewing your slide show. Choose a button, then click+hold+drag to create the button.
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Default Settings for Action Buttons
hyperlink to previous slide
hyperlink to next slide
hyperlink to first slide
hyperlink to last slide
hyperlink to first slide
no hyperlink – could be used to link to Questions or Help
hyperlink to last slide viewed
no hyperlink – could be used to link to multimedia file
no hyperlink – could be used to link to document outside of PowerPoint
hyperlink to PowerPoint transition sound
no hyperlink – could be used to link to Information slide
no hyperlink
Customizing the Action Settings
All pre-set and unset hyperlinks are editable.
After drawing the Action Button, upon release of the mouse, the Action Setting panel
opens.
To reopen the Action Settings, single click on the Action Button, open the Insert ribbon,
and choose Action.
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Choose the Hyperlink To radio button, and then use the drop down menu to make a
navigation selection.
Mouse Click Tab – action takes place when action button is clicked.
Mouse Over Tab – action takes place when pointer is passed over action button.
To change the appearance of the Action Button, double click on it. This will open the
Drawing Tools Format ribbon.
In order to prevent the slideshow from being viewed in the traditional, linear way, on the
Transitions ribbon, uncheck On Mouse Click. Then click Apply to All.
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