Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
You can add Action Buttons to your presentation to jump to a variety of presentation locations or start an application, e.g. jump to a specific slide within your presentation or to a different presentation altogether, open a Word document or Microsoft Excel worksheet, display a Web page, etc.
Action Buttons can be activated during a Slide Show either by clicking the mouse or by simply moving the mouse over the button icon – depending on how you specify the action. When you set up a hyperlink, it's best to select the mouse-click method. If you select the mouse-over method, it's possible to evoke an action when you really don't want to (particularly true for coffee drinkers).
Each button is associated with a default action, i.e. the default action for the House button is to display the first slide in your presentation. You can easily override the action so choose whichever icon you like best.
Choices available on the Mouse Over tab are the same as on the Mouse Click tab. You can choose different options for a mouse click than for a mouse over; however, most users prefer to use the Mouse Click only.
The file must be saved as a PowerPoint Macro Enabled Presentation in order to create and run macros. Refer to the Save Presentation As article for more information.
Alternatively, you can add an action to any object or shape:
If you wish to change the behavior of an Action Button that was added previously:
Or click on the Action button in the Links area of the Insert Ribbon.