#180 Live Web Pages in PowerPoint

Have you ever given (or seen) a PowerPoint Presentation involving the use of a live site or application that runs in a web browser? Usually the process goes something like this:

  1. Run the PowerPoint slides until it’s time to see the site.
  2. Fumble around to stop the slide show
  3. More fumbling to find the web browser and the correct site
  4. Then reverse the fumbling process on your way back to hopefully pick up your slides where you left off.

This week we have a solution for all that fumbling.

LiveWeb is a add-in that allows you to insert web pages right into your PowerPoint slides and display them in real-time during the slide show without ever having to leave PowerPoint. It also works for Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents.

LiveWeb is like embedding a full browser in your PowerPoint presentation because you can interact with web pages as if they were opened in a real browser – all the links on web pages are live.

Download a sample PowerPoint and see for yourself

How It Works:

  1. Click on Insert | Web Pages…
  2. Enter the  web page address(es) that you wish to create and click the Add button.
  3. Complete the remaining steps in the wizard.

  4. LiveWeb will create slides with web browser controls embedded on the slides. While in the normal view slides with this embedded content will look like this.

  5. When you run the slide show the live, real-time web page(s) will be displayed.

LiveWeb supports all PowerPoint versions starting from PowerPoint 97 to the latest 2010. Downloading and installing the LiveWeb add-in is a quick affair. The add-in is just 51KB in size.  Installation instructions are on the download page. Give it a try.

What would you like to see next?  Leave a comment and let me know.

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