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In a slide show presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, you can create ahyperlink to a mailto Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to send mail to aspecific recipient. The mailto URL uses the following syntax:
where mailto is the protocol, and <email_address> is the e-mail address ofthe recipient (for example, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
This mailto link can be used in a presentation running in Kiosk mode;however, the Kiosk station must have a method, such as a keyboard, to writethe message. Nevertheless, you can format the mailto URL to address a mailmessage to a specific recipient when you activate the link. This articledescribes how to create a mailto hyperlink.
To create a mailto hyperlink, follow these steps:
Go to the slide on which you want to create the mailto hyperlink.
Draw a text frame (or shape) to use as the mailto hyperlink.
Enter some text in the frame. For example, type Mail To, to describe the function of the frame. (NOTE: If you want to format the text frame to look like a button, add a color fill and a border around the frame.)
Select the text frame, and then click Action Settings on the Slide Show menu.
Click the Mouse Click tab.
Click Hyperlink To. In the Hyperlink To list, click URL.
In the Hyperlink To URL dialog box, type the mailto URL you want. For example, type the following:
Click OK again.
When you click the mailto link during the slide show, a new mail messagethat contains the recipient's e-mail address appears on your screen.
NOTE: For this to work, you must have an e-mail client installed and itmust be running correctly.
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