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  • in Google Slides, you can easily turn any object or text into a link.

  • And linking between slides is a powerful feature with lots of possibilities.

  • It could be used to add a simple table of contents or to create an interactive presentation like this one.

  • In this presentation, you can click a planet to go to that planet slide.

  • Once there, there is another link that you can click to navigate back to the first slide.

  • Okay, let's try setting this up for ourselves.

  • Start by selecting the object or text that you want to turn into a link.

  • In this example, I'll select the text.

  • It says Return to first slide, then right, click your selection and choose link.

  • You can also use the keyboard shortcut Control K or Command K.

  • If you're on a Mac, a dialog box will open.

  • If you want to link to a website, you can add a URL.

  • But to link to another slide within your presentation, click slides in this presentation.

  • Select the slide you want and click.

  • Apply.

  • That's it.

  • Your selection is now a clickable link.

  • Notice that the text formatting has automatically changed.

  • You can use the toolbar to change it back if you want.

  • But this formatting is helpful because it lets people know that this text is clickable.

  • Whenever you select an object or text that is linked, a dialogue box appears.

  • From this dialogue you can remove, edit or copy the link.

  • You can also go to the link.

  • Let's do that to make sure it's working correctly.

  • Perfect.

  • Okay, now I want to turn Jupiter into a link.

  • But there's a problem.

  • This slide is a single image, meaning that I can't actually select the planet.

  • Work around is to create a transparent shape and place it over top of Jupiter.

  • This technique allows you to turn any part of your slide into a link in the toolbar, click shape, hover over shapes and choose the circle, Then click and drag to draw the shape.

  • Move the circle so that it lines up with Jupiter.

  • Next, we need to make the circle transparent in the toolbar, change the fill too transparent and change the border to transparent as well There.

  • Now we have an invisible object on top of Jupiter, with the object selected at a link using the keyboard shortcut Control K or Command kay.

  • When the dialog box opens, click the slides dropped down.

  • Select the slide you want and click apply.

  • Let's make sure everything is working.

  • Click present To start the presentation.

  • Notice how the cursor changes when I hover over Jupiter and when I click, it takes me to the Jupiter slide.

  • When I click return to first slide, it takes me back.

  • Everything is working.

  • We are well on our way to building an interactive presentation.

  • You can repeat this process to create links for the rest of the planets and slides, but you can also use copy and paste to speed things up.

  • However, when you copy and paste an object, the link will stay the same.

  • That means that you will have to edit the link by clicking the pencil icon, removing the current link and selecting the correct slide.

  • As you can see once you get the hang of linking between slides, there are nearly endless possibilities.

in Google Slides, you can easily turn any object or text into a link.

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