3: How to Advance Slides only on clicking the hyperlink
Setting up an Interactive Kiosk Presentation:
Let us say, you want to create a marketing presentation to be put up in a kiosk. You have customers from different industries who visit the kiosk and browse through the content by themselves. You want your viewers to view only the slides that are relevant to their industry rather than to go through the whole generic presentation.
In such cases, you would want to include an opening slide that identifies the customer type based on their industry as shown below:
When customers click on the relevant industry, they get to see slides that pertain to their area of interest.
Restricting free access to all slides:
One of the key requirements of such a presentation is, the viewer should be allowed to advance slides only on clicking a hyperlink, rather than getting a free access to all slides. Here is a simple step by step method to achieve the above:
Step 1: Set up show
Go to ‘Slide show’ tab in PowerPoint ribbon. Go to ‘Set up Slide show’ option. When you click on the button, you will get a dialog box as shown below:
Under ‘Show type’ click on ‘Browsed at a kiosk (full screen) option. This will ensure that the slides can be advanced only by clicking on a Hyperlink when shown in Slide show mode.
Setting up the hyperlink for advancing slides:
Here are the steps to hyperlink the buttons mentioning the industry type to take you to relevant slides:
- Right click on the button that says Automobile industry and go to ‘Hyperlink…’ option.
- When you click on the option, a dialog box opens up as shown below:
In the list of tabs on the left of the dialog box, go to ‘Place in this Document’. You will find a list of slide titles to select from to hyperlink. As you select a slide title you can see a slide preview to make sure that you link to the right slide. Press OK to complete the linking.
- You connect the linked slide to the next one, using the same technique as shown in step 2. You can use small arrows to serve as cue to take the presentation forward or back.
You can also add a button that links to ‘Home slide’ on every slide in case the viewer wants to see other options at any time.
Thus you can create an interesting interactive presentation for Kiosks using PowerPoint.