After learn about hyperlink (read: Create a Hyperlink at powerpoint) now we can also learn about action button.
An action button is a ready-made button that you can insert into your presentation and define hyperlinks for. Action buttons contain shapes, such as right and left arrows, and commonly understood symbols for going to next, previous, first, and last slides, and for playing movies or sounds.
Open your Powerpoint Presentation
- On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the arrow under Shapes, and then you will see at action button category.
- Under Action Buttons, click the button that you want to add
They areBack or previous : to go back or previous slideForward or Next : to go forward or next slideBeginning : to go first slideEnd : to go last slideHome : to go slide homeMovie : to play movieDocument : to go other documentSound : to play musicCustom and more.For example we use forward or next buttonClick under action button, then click forward or next button, and then drag mouse in slide.
Then click Ok.
If you want the shape that you chose as an action button to perform an action, click Object action, and then select the action that you want it to perform.