PowerPoint:
Sequential & Non-sequential
Middle Eastern Partnership Initiative, 2005
Business Computing Skills Workshop
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Sequential PowerPoint
Non-Sequential PowerPoint
Technique 1: The Hidden Slide
A Hidden Slide
Technique 2: Summary Slide
Technique 3: Hyperlink to Another PowerPoint Presentation
Technique 4: Hyperlink to Another
File Type
Sequential PowerPoint
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PowerPoint presentations are everywhere.
Most presentations start at slide 1, then
show slide 2, then 3, etc. to the end.
There are other sequencing options.
Non-Sequential PowerPoint
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The Hidden Slide
The Summary Slide with Links
Hyperlink to another PPT File
Hyperlink to another File Type
Technique 1: The Hidden Slide
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Designate a slide as “hidden” during
presentation building.
Show the slide during a presentation only if
it’s needed.
Show hidden slide
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Technique 2: Summary Slide
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Acts like a Table of Contents
Generate from slide sorter view using the
Summary Slide button.
Add hyperlinks from Summary Slide items
to those slides.
Example
Technique 3: Hyperlink to Another
PowerPoint Presentation
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Right-click any text or graphic and add a
hyperlink to an entirely separate
PowerPoint presentation.
Click the graphic at left to
open another PowerPoint
presentation about William
Shakespeare’s play “The
Merchant of Venice”.
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Technique 4: Hyperlink to Another
File Type
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Right-click any text or graphic and add a
hyperlink to an entirely separate file, such
as an Excel workbook.
Click the graphic at left
to open Excel and the
Xertech file.
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Some options for non-sequential
PowerPoint presentations:
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The Hidden Slide
The Summary Slide with Links
Hyperlink to another PPT File
Hyperlink to another File Type
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