Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Linking to Slides in PowerPoint.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 20, 2018)
The programs provided as part of the Office suite do a pretty good job of working together. Of course, trying to get them to work together well can be a challenge at times, but once you know the little tricks, life is much easier.
For instance, let's say you wanted to insert a hyperlink in a Word document and have that hyperlink reference a slide in a PowerPoint presentation. The way you go about this depends on the version of Word you are using. If you are using Word 97, follow these steps:
In Word 2000 the steps are only slightly different:
In Word 2002 and Word 2003 the steps are different still:
Figure 1. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box.
If you don't know the slide number that PowerPoint is using for a particular slide, you can use this method to insert the hyperlink:
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