If you plan to share your slideshow with your audience after the presentation is complete, you may want to consider adding appropriate mailto hyperlinks so they can easily answer any questions or comments.

Create email hyperlinks in PowerPoint

The easiest way to insert a hyperlink is to enter an existing email address and press Enter. This will automatically add a mailto link for you. If you hover your mouse over a link, a window will pop up telling you how to follow the link.

enter your email address and press Enter

However, there are several other ways to deal with this. You can insert a mailto link directly into text or objects. To do this, select and right-click the text or object. Select «Link» from the menu that appears.

select text or object and right click

The Insert Hyperlink window opens. Enter your email address in the «Address» field. Note that Windows will automatically add «mailto:» in front of the address, so you don’t need to specify that. After entering, click OK.

GIF Insert hyperlink

The text or object you selected will now contain a hyperlink to the email address you entered. Hold Ctrl and click text or an object to follow a link.

mailto hyperlink in text

If you want to take it to the next level, you can create a button with a mailto hyperlink. Go to the «Insert» tab and select the «Shapes» option in the «Illustrations» group.

select insert tab and select shapes

A drop-down menu will appear. Select the form you would like to use. For this example, we’ll select the oval shape found in the Basic Shapes group.

oval shape

Click and drag to draw the shape.

gif draw shape

In the Shape Styles group on the shape’s Format tab, you can format the shape to your liking. This includes shape shading, outline, and special effects.

image formatting

Then double-click the form and enter the appropriate text. When you’re done, select and right-click the shape, then repeat the previous steps to insert a hyperlink into an object.

mailto link in object

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