PowerPoint Tips: Link to a PowerPoint slide from Word/Excel

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By Ellen Finkelstein

Link to a PowerPoint slide from Word/Excel

In another tip, “Hyperlink to a specific slide in another presentation, or specific location in another file,” one of the topics I cover is how to create a hyperlink in PowerPoint that links to a specific location in Word or Excel. I also explain that you can link to a specific slide in another PowerPoint presentation by adding the # symbol, the slide number, a period, a space and the slide’s title.

Here’s an example.

As I note in that earlier tip, hyperlinking to another file is a great way to connect content that exists in more than 1 file. You might want to put a hyperlink in a report created in Word or a spreadsheet created in Excel that sends readers to a specific slide in a PowerPoint presentation.

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2 thoughts on “PowerPoint Tips: Link to a PowerPoint slide from Word/Excel

  1. i am able to link a powerpoint into me excel sheet, however when placing the #2 designate to have slide 2 pop up I get the entire powerpoint. I only need a pre-designated slide not the whole program. Can you help me?


  2. the hint to add “#4” to jump to slide 4 will not work for me … don’t know why. I’m using Office 2007.
    Is it necessary to add the slide title as well ?

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