Do hyperlinks work in presentations, documents, pdfs uploaded to SlideShare? Does this depend on how the hyperlink was created? What about internal links?
posted this on February 11, 2011 03:37 am
Yes, SlideShare supports hyperlinks in uploaded presentations, documents, PDFs. This is applicable for files created in any format – MS Office, Open Office and Apple iWorks (Keynote).
For hyperlinks to work, while creating the file, make sure to actually insert the hyperlinks. Just entering the URL text does not mean that the hyperlink was entered. For this, you have to use the Insert/Hyperlink command in MS PowerPoint (See this tutorial).
To understand this in greater detail, we suggest reading this blog post.
If you uploaded a PDF and you are facing this problem, you should also check if the PDF writer/creator you used preserves the hyperlinks while the PDF is being generated. Most PDF writers do preserve links, but not all.
Note: Internal links within the presentation or document are not supported on SlideShare. For instance, if slide 3 of your presentation has a link that takes you to slide 8 of the same presentation, then this linking will not work when you upload to SlideShare