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Add a popup window to a PowerPoint slide
Date: October 12th, 2008 Author: Susan Harkins Category: Microsoft PowerPoint Tags: Window, Trigger, Microsoft PowerPoint, Popup Window, AutoShape, Microsoft Office, Office Suites, Software, Susan Harkins

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and then entering the appropriate text. you can create one by inserting and then hiding an AutoShape. you can get PowerPoint to display the callout with a quick click. By using a trigger and a little animation. your slide will have an appropriate graphic to use as a trigger. but you can still get PowerPoint to display a pseudo popup window by adding a trigger that displays a callout. How big the shape is depends on how much coverage you want. selecting and inserting a specific callout shape.Add a popup window to a PowerPoint slide | Microsoft Office | TechRepublic. Select and insert a shape. You can use an existing graphic in the slide to trigger the callout. This technique requires a graphic for you to click. Next. Callouts can be small and might be difficult to hit during a busy presentation.techrepublic. Or you might want to share a contact phone number or e-mail address if asked. the information is hidden until you want to display it. There are several ways to arrange these items: You can use two separate objects: a trigger and a callout. In other words. http://blogs. There’s no built -in feature that does this. You can use the same object for both purposes by adding a trigger to the callout. with the slide current. add the callout AutoShape by choosing Callouts from the AutoShapes control. as follows: In Normal view. If not. you might want to display quarterly bonuses to build excitement. A trigger is an object that executes an action or animation when clicked. The advantage to using an additional object as the trigger is that you control the trigger area.com.com Page 2 of 7 Sometimes you want to display additional information that’s not a permanent element on a slide — similar to a popup window. The following example uses both a trigger and a callout. For instance. you can use a callout AutoShape.com/msoffice/?p=717 7/31/2010 . If you’re lucky. For the popup window. choose Basic Shapes from the AutoShapes control on the Drawing toolbar.

Add a popup window to a PowerPoint slide | Microsoft Office | TechRepublic.com Page 3 of 7 To animate the callout. To set the trigger. choose Timing from the effect’s drop-down list. http://blogs.and then select More Effects. PowerPoint will add the animated callout to the effects list. In the resulting Custom Animation pane. choose Entrance from the Add Effects control. click Faded Zoom (at the bottom) and click OK.com.techrepublic. From the resulting list of effects.com/msoffice/?p=717 7/31/2010 . do the following: Right-click the callout AutoShape and choose Custom Animation.

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com. matching the callout to the triggering object will be much easier that way.Add a popup window to a PowerPoint slide | Microsoft Office | TechRepublic. http://blogs.techrepublic. Click OK and save the presentation. In this case. that’s the rectangular AutoShape you added in the first set of instructions. choose No Line from the Color drop-down list in the Line section.com/msoffice/?p=717 7/31/2010 .com Page 5 of 7 In the Faded Zoom dialog box.) Click OK to close the dialog box. give the trigger graphics meaningful names. To complete the effect. Choose 100% from the Transparency control in the Fill section. hide the trigger graphic (if you include one) as follows: Right-click the trigger graphic (the rectangular AutoShape) and choose Format AutoShape. Then. (When applying this to your own slides. Click the Start Effect On Click Of option and then select the object that when clicked will display the callout. click Triggers.

Add a popup window to a PowerPoint slide | Microsoft Office | TechRepublic. Click the trigger object to display the callout. Four tips for a killer PowerPoint presentation How to tell Word to print selected pages from different sections of a document How to add descriptive text to a PowerPoint slide 10 things you can do to make your presentations more effective Insert voice comments into a Word document http://blogs.. That way you can hide the callout if you want to continue to view the slide without the callout. click anywhere in the slide other than on the trigger object. press [F5]..techrepublic. You might use an existing graphic or even the callout itself.com/msoffice/?p=717 7/31/2010 . Remember. To continue the slide show. You might want to add an exit animation as well. Clicking the hidden trigger object again will redisplay the callout rather than jumping to the next slide.com. you might not need a trigger graphic. also read. Experiment with the shapes and timing once you’re comfortable with the technique to get the most efficient and effective results. People who read this.com Page 6 of 7 To preview the slide.

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