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:
- Run the PowerPoint slides until it’s time to see the site.
- Fumble around to stop the slide show
- More fumbling to find the web browser and the correct site
- 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.
How It Works:
- Click on Insert | Web Pages…
- Enter the web page address(es) that you wish to create and click the Add button.
- Complete the remaining steps in the wizard.
- 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.
- 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.