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is it possible? During presentation on some slide I click on some part of the slide and then the OS opens some external file with its associated program.

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What sort of file? –  ChrisF Jan 16 '10 at 17:18
    
it is whatever kind of file. i.e., PDF, etc. I am using mac office 2008 and it should work with "inser hyperlink" but it does not! –  asdf Jan 16 '10 at 17:27
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for solving the problem one has to put the linked files on the same folder than the presentation file. otherwise one gets problems –  asdf Jan 16 '10 at 17:45
    
Yeah ideally one could embed the file in the ppt but this does not seem to be possible. –  Timmmm Oct 18 '13 at 13:29
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Just right-click on an object (image, text, etc.), select "Hyperlink..." and then select the file you want opened. Note that clicking the object only works in presentation mode.

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+1 Perfect! Exactly what I needed. –  Lars Andren Feb 6 at 6:59
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At least in PowerPoint 2013 you cloud use following technique:

edit: Sorry, I thought this was about opening embedded file.

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