Action buttons are built-in button shapes you can add to a presentation and set to link to another slide, play a sound, or perform a similar action. When someone clicks or moves over the button, the selected action will occur. Action buttons can do many of the same things as hyperlinks.
In PowerPoint, you can create an action button using shapes, images, and text within your presentation. When activated, an action button can link to either a specific slide within your presentation, a web page, or another PowerPoint presentation. … Highlight the text or object you would like to hyperlink.
Hyperlinks in PowerPoint are similar to links you might have seen on a web site. They allow you to jump back and forth between specific slides in your presentation, to movie files that don’t work on PowerPoint slides, to other files, or to a webpage (if you are connected to the Internet).
There are differences as to when a button should be used rather than a link. UX Movement wrote an article about this, and they came up with a simple rule: Buttons are used for actions that affect the website’s front-end or back-end; links are used for navigation and actions that don’t affect the website at all.
In the Action on click section, select Hyperlink to: then click the drop-down arrow and choose an option from the menu. Check the Play Sound box if you want a sound to play when the action button is clicked. Select a sound from the drop-down menu, or select Other sound to use a sound file on your computer. Click OK.
Actions and Hyperlinks can play sound and run programs. Actions and Hyperlinks can link to similar types of locations. Actions can be triggered by mouse-overs. In PowerPoint, if you have a photo album with two pictures on a page can you change it so that 4 pictures can be on a page?
In a website, a hyperlink (or link) is an item like a word or button that points to another location. When you click on a link, the link will take you to the target of the link, which may be a webpage, document or other online content. Websites use hyperlinks as a way to navigate online content.
“Click the” Insert “tab in the Ribbon to insert action buttons into a slide. In the “Illustrations” button category, press the “Shapes” dropdown button. Then click the face of the action button to insert “Action Buttons” from the group.
The below screen shot image shows a PPT composition screen with the button pop-up palette visible. Eleven of the twelve buttons offer commonly-useful icons.