How to make links open in a new window from PowerPoint's HTML
You have a link in your presentation that points to, say, a PDF file or a web page. When you play the presentation in PowerPoint, clicking the link opens the external file in a new window.
But when you save your presentation as a web page from PowerPoint, the links open in the same browser window.
For links that are to open in the browser, edit the HTML files that PowerPoint has created:
- After saving as, let's say, TEST.HTM, you'll have TEST.HTM and in the same folder, a sub-folder full of support files called TEST_files.
- Open that folder and you'll see a Slide000xx.htm file for each slide in the presentation. Open each file in notepad or a similar text editor, find each instance of the text:
- Change it to:
- Save the file.
WebTech411 posted this neat trick on the PowerPoint newsgroup.
Here's what your HTML file should look like:
If your presentation doesn't depend heavily on animation, give the PPTools PPT2HTML add-in for PowerPoint a try. One of its options is to make every link open in a second window or to make every link open in a unique new window.