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USE of Hyperlink in other computer

i create a Power point presentation and it contains some links from my computer and i insert it with the help of hyperlink. Now when i want to open the PP file in other computer, the link file does not open. How could i retain the link in other file.


This will depend on what you're hyperlinking TO, but if you're linking to external files (PDFs, Word DOC files, for example), do it this way:

Save the presentation at least once.

Put the other files in the same folder as the saved PowerPoint file

THEN create the links to these files.

Move the whole folder with the PowerPoint and linked files to another computer.  If possible, put it in the same place and with the same folder name.

Now the hyperlinks to the files should work.

PowerPoint Help:
http://www.pptfaq.com/
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You won't be able to link to a file that is on a different "user" computer, like yours.

You can link to files stored on corporate networks as long as the new user has exactly the same drive mapping to the shared file.

If you have SharePoint, (in theory) you should be able to link to a shared file stored in SharePoint (I haven't tried it).

Another idea is to upload the shared file to your OneDrive account and create a Share > Edit link to it, paste that link into the PPT you are using on the "other" computer.

Finally, you can take Steve's suggestion and use the old school approach. Make sure to transport all of the files together, and make sure that the links are relative, not fully mapped.  Oops, I was looking for how to instructions and it appears that relative links may no longer work in current versions of PPT.  A year and a half ago, Steve participated in a question that came to the conclusion that the feature used to work, but was at that point broken in PPT 2013.  I have no idea if it has been fixed.  A very old tip (PPT 97) said that in the Insert Hyperlink dialog there was a checkbox for "Relative link".

I just tested 2010. There is no check box, but when you insert the hyperlink it defaults to displaying the full path to file. I was able to remove the path, leaving just the file name, which makes it "relative. It worked when I ran the presentation.

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>> Finally, you can take Steve's suggestion and use the old school approach.

There's no school like an old school, dontcha know.

>> Oops, I was looking for how to instructions and it appears that relative links may no longer work in current versions of PPT.

They sorta wander in and out of "work" if you're talking about OLE links.  Have you found anything that suggests they don't still works for standard links to files (ie, Insert | Hyperlink | Existing file or Web Page)

PowerPoint Help:
http://www.pptfaq.com/
PPTools:
http://www.pptools.com

I'm all for "old school". I still use bat files (but I am starting to play with PowerShell too).

Sorry, I didn't look too deeply, I just did a quick google finding only those older references.  I didn't see anything explicitly about 2013 or 2016.  I only tested in 2010 since that was what the OP was referring to.

I just now tried PPT 2013.  Saved a blank PPT to a folder. Inserted a DOC file from the same. This time it did not include the path.  Saved PPT again. Ran the PPT. When I clicked on the DOC link, the file opened in word. 

funky thing: I normally run my monitor in Portrait mode, but this time I had it in landscape. When I opened the DOC file it / windows switched my monitor back to Portrait.  Minor inconvenience, I don't know if it is a significant issue (I'm not going to invest any more time on it, just thought I'd mention it as an interesting distraction.

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When things are bad, you can either:
- cuss,
- cry or
- laugh ...

Why not choose to laugh

>> funky thing: I normally run my monitor in Portrait mode, but this time I had it in landscape. When I opened the DOC file it / windows switched my monitor back to Portrait.  Minor inconvenience, I don't know if it is a significant issue (I'm not going to invest any more time on it, just thought I'd mention it as an interesting distraction.

I wonder if Word stores the monitor orientation on a per-doc basis and makes the switch when you open doc that was saved with the screen in that orientation.  It'd make sense, I guess.  Sometimes.  Except when it doesn't. 

PowerPoint Help:
http://www.pptfaq.com/
PPTools:
http://www.pptools.com

I wonder if Word stores the monitor orientation on a per-doc basis and makes the switch when you open doc that was saved with the screen in that orientation.  It'd make sense, I guess.  Sometimes.  Except when it doesn't. 

No, I really don't think it makes sense.  I've opened Word documents, in Word, that had been saved in the other orientation without that happening.  It doesn't really make sense to me that any Word document would save and force monitor orientation.  It was unusual for me to be working in landscape

I mentioned it just because it was so surprising.  It would be interesting if someone else encounters the same problem.

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