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Transcript of the 'How to use links, hyperlinks and buttons with Powerpoint' video.

This is the transcript for 'How to use links, hyperlinks and buttons with Powerpoint' video.

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In this video, we'll be exploring some of the functions and technical ways that app and web designers present their information and allow users to navigate through their app or site. It's common for designers to build a prototype, which is a trial product or model built to test their product created before they build the app or site itself. It is the prototype that they present to clients to approve the build, so it's an important part of the process.

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Your challenge is to create a prototype using this video to guide you. Once you have your topic, you can plan how the information presents and how users can navigate around your app or site. But first, let's look at what is a link or hyperlink.

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A link is a web address that allows a user to jump from one location to another. If you type the full address, http://google.com on a slide, it becomes a link. And when you click on it, it takes you directly to the Google website. Whereas a hyperlink allows the user to move from one page or slide to another. A hyperlink can be an object, icon, text, or picture. And when you click on the object, it takes you to a specific page or location. And hyperlinks can be internal or external to the PowerPoint.

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Buttons can be created. You can use icons, images, or symbols. And the icons on the right are symbols that are often used in websites or apps. We add hyperlinks to buttons to trigger actions, so when a user clicks on a button, it's easy to navigate to an exact page or place in a PowerPoint.

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You can see I've been creating buttons and hyperlinks on this page. So let's insert the last hyperlink. To do this, click on the text box, click on insert, and click on link. And then make sure place in this document is highlighted, and click the slide that you want that button to go to, and say okay.

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Now, you can see this button doesn't look anything like the other three buttons. So I'm going to edit and modify the shape of this button by pressing shape format in the menu bar, editing the shape, click change shape. Going to make it the same as the other buttons. And then I can also edit the shape outline. I can change the color and I can change the weight of the outline.

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Now that we've added a hyperlink to our last button, I want to test them to make sure that they work. To do this, I press slideshow in the menu bar from current slide, and I can click on the last button that I edited, and it takes me to the page that I selected.

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Next, let's look at using an icon as a button. You can see on this page, I have three icons down the bottom, and I'm going to add one more icon to my second slide. So let's have a look at how we do that.

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Click on insert. Click on icons. You can scroll through the list of icons that they have or click in search icons and type the name of the icon that you were looking for. Click on the icon, select insert, click and drag the icon to reposition it. Click on the surrounding white handles and drag them in and out to resize the icon.

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To add a link to the icon, we can click on insert and link in the menu bar. Another option is to right click on your mouse and then click on link and then select place in this document. And I'm going to click first slide. So the house or home is going to represent my homepage. Again, be sure to test your links.

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Now it's your turn. You can create your app prototype, but this time you can put your own information in. Have fun.

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