A student recently came back from a conference enthusing to me about a “the best PowerPoint presentation he’d ever seen”. Turns out the presenter had used PowerPoint’s Action Buttons feature to create easy links from each slide back to the start page.
Action Buttons are built-in button shapes that you can add to a presentation. They link to another slide, play a sound, or perform some other action. When someone clicks or moves over the button, the selected action will occur. This makes them really useful for self-running presentations but they also work if you’re delivering a presentation. If you insert an action button that shows up on every slide you can link back to a specific slide, like the title page or table of contents.