Microsoft Powerpoint - How to insert Excel file in PowerPoint and open in Presentation Mode

Asked By Barry on 18-Jan-11 05:57 PM
I am using MS PP 2007. I have inserted Excel files and Word Docs in my PowerPoint presentation.
I can't find a way to set the inserted files to open during presentation mode by clicking on the inserted Excel image.

Other colleagues of mine are able to do this - when they put the curser over the inserted file, the HAND shows and upon mouse click, it opens???????
Anoop S replied to Barry on 18-Jan-11 11:38 PM
Open up the PowerPoint presentation (or Word document) to add the Excel worksheet, then Insert \ Object.


In the Insert Object dialog box select Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet and click on OK.


Now you can start entering data into the new Excel worksheet.  You will notice that all of the Excel controls will now be shown in the Ribbon.  This can come in very handy when you need to create a new worksheet within presentation quickly.



The other option we can use is to embed an existing worksheet.  For this we just need to go to Insert \ Object again and this time click Create from file and then browse to the worksheet to include.


After embedding the file you can work to adjust the slide for the presentation and also continue to work on the Excel sheet.


You can use the same controls on the Ribbon to embed a worksheet in Word as well, here is an example.


Konturgoz A replied to Barry on 18-Jan-11 11:48 PM
Once you have inserted the file as an icon, you can select it and make it a hyperlink. To do that select the file icon, then go to Insert>Hyperlink on the ribbon. Then browse to the file you want to link to and choose OK. Now when you run the slide show, you can hover over the document icon and it will turn into a hand icon and when click on it, it will open the corresponding document.

See also the reference image below:
Robby Blanco replied to Barry on 02-Jun-12 01:19 AM
In using Powerpoint 2007, you need to click the object inserted, go to Insert/Action then click the radio button Object Action then choose open.