Link to a webpage, email, phone number, or slide in Keynote on Mac
You can turn any text into a link that:
Jumps to another slide
Opens a website or email message
Calls a phone number
You can edit the link text or destinations, or remove the links so that the text again behaves as normal text.
Add a link
Specify details for the destination:
Slide: Goes to another slide in the presentation. Choose one of the slide options or specify a slide number.
Webpage: Opens a webpage in a browser. In the Link field, enter the URL for the webpage. For a text link, in the Display field enter the text you want readers to see. For example, you may want to show the domain name and not the entire web address.
Email: Opens an email message preaddressed with the address you provide in the To field. For a text link, in the Display field enter the text you want readers to see. For example, you may want to show the recipient name and not the entire email address. Enter a subject in the Subject field or leave it blank.
Phone Number: Calls a phone number. In the Number field, enter a phone number. In the Display field, enter the text you want readers to see. For example, you may want to show the name of the business or person the number belongs to.
Exit the slideshow: Ends the slideshow.
To verify the destination, click the button for Go to Slide, Open Link, Compose Email, or Call; otherwise, click the slide to close the link editor.
Linked text is underlined, and a link icon (it looks like a curved arrow) appears next to objects that are linked. The icon doesn’t show when you play your presentation.
Edit or remove a link
Click the linked text or the link icon on the linked object, or double-click a link in a table cell.
In the link editor, make your changes or click Remove.
When you remove a link, the link text is retained but the link formatting is removed and the link is no longer active.
When you’re finished, click the slide to close the link editor.
Turn automatic formatting on or off for URLs, email addresses, and phone numbers
Keynote detects valid web addresses (URLs) and email addresses and styles them (for example, with an underline or different color) to indicate that they’re active links. Phone numbers aren’t formatted as links by default, but you can turn on automatic formatting for phone numbers. You can also turn off automatic link formatting for URLs and email addresses.
To change whether or not Keynote formats website URLs, email addresses, and phone numbers as active links, you can update the settings for automatic formatting.
Choose Keynote > Preferences (from the Keynote menu at the top of your screen).
Click Auto-Correction at the top of the Preferences window.
In the Formatting section, do any of the following:
Website URLs and email addresses: Select or deselect the “Automatically add links to webpages and emails” checkbox.
Phone numbers: Select or deselect the “Automatically add links to phone numbers” checkbox.
If you don’t want links to show formatting but you still want them to be active, select “Automatically add links to webpages and emails” or “Automatically add links to phone numbers” and deselect “Automatically apply link style.”
The setting applies to new text that you enter in all Keynote presentations. Existing links aren’t affected by the change.
You can set up your slideshow to be an interactive presentation that changes slides when the viewer clicks its links. An interactive, links-only presentation is especially useful in a kiosk setting.