In a PPT presentation, I wanted to add a hyperlink to a Word document. When I opened the presentation in my office the link worked. When I gave the presentation off campus the link was blank.
The next time you create a presentation to be given off campus, group all the needed files together in a separate folder.
When mixed media is added to a presentation, all the data files must be grouped together in a separate folder. Data files include: Word .doc, Excel spreadsheet, video file, music file, etc.
Create a folder for the data files. If you are using a laptop for the presentation, create a folder on your hard disk, thumb drive or CD. Use your p:\drive when you give the presentation on the campus.
Cut/Paste or Save the PPT presentation to the folder you created.
Find the Word .doc and also Cut/Paste or Save the document in the folder you created.
Delete the old hyperlink from your presentation.
Create a new hyperlink and link it to the Word .doc in the folder you created.
Repeat the process for any other file you want to include in the presentation: music, video, etc.
The link will now be activated.
September 11, 2012