Does your Powerpoint presentation contain a link that goes to the wrong place? This can be a problem if you are relying on people clicking that link to get information, so it is important to change an incorrect hyperlink when you find it.
But if you have already tried to edit the hyperlink, you might have run into a situation where you are having trouble doing so. Fortunately you don’t need to reset to deleting and recreating the link. Our guide below will show you how to edit the target for an existing hyperlink in a Powerpoint presentation so that it goes to the correct location of your choosing.
How to Change a Hyperlink Address in Powerpoint
The steps in this article were performed in the Microsoft Powerpoint for Office 365 version of the application, but will work for most earlier versions of Powerpoint as well.
Step 1: Open your presentation in Powerpoint.
Step 2: Select the slide containing the hyperlink you wish to edit.
Step 3: Click on the hyperlink text.
Step 4: Right-click the hyperlink, the choose the Edit Link option.
Step 5: Delete the existing link target in the Address field, enter the new address, then click the OK button.
You can then test the link by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and clicking it to ensure that it goes to the correct location.
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