Setting Up a Presentation for Web Viewing
Chapter at a Glance
With Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, you can save a presentation in a format that can be viewed in a Web browser. PowerPoint provides all the tools you need to convert and display the presentation over an intranet or the Internet. The converted presentation is viewed as a single Web page with a navigation bar that provides easy access to each slide.
To maximize the usefulness of any presentation, you can create hyperlinks that viewers can click to move to specific slides, to other presentations, to Web sites, or to the message window of an e-mail program. After you create a hyperlink, you can modify its action to run programs, such as Microsoft Office Excel 2007, or play sounds. You can also create action buttons and attach links or other actions to them.
In this chapter, you will create hyperlinks that open an e-mail message window, open a document, and jump to a specific Web page. You will attach actions to existing slide contents to display hidden slides and play sounds, and you will create action buttons to jump to a slide and back again. Finally, you will save a presentation in a Web format, view the presentation in your Web browser, make a change to the HTML file in PowerPoint, and then view the change.
You need a connection to the Internet and to have a Web browser and e-mail program installed on your computer to be able to see the results of some of the exercises in this chapter.
Graphics and operating systemrelated instructions in this book reflect the Windows Vista user interface. If your computer is running Microsoft Windows XP and you experience trouble following the instructions as written, please refer to the "Information for Readers Running Windows XP" section at the beginning of this book.