How to Embed Websites into .PPT Presentations

Have you ever wished to use a PowerPoint presentation to show a live website? Here’s how to incorporate a live webpage into a PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate the topic you’re discussing. Whatever topic you’re presenting on, it’s sometimes helpful to display your audience facts from the internet. You could always take a screenshot of the webpage you’re demonstrating, but by the time you give your presentation, the screenshot may be outdated.

A better solution is to include live web data into your presentation. PowerPoint does not support adding a live web page by default, but the LiveWeb add-in makes it simple. 

Steps to add Websites into ppt Presentation:

  • Go to the LiveWeb website and download the appropriate version for your PowerPoint version. In this test, we used the 2007/2010 version.
  • Extract the files as usual once they’ve been downloaded.
  • Open the Options panel in PowerPoint now. This can be done in PowerPoint 2010 by selecting Options from the File menu; in PowerPoint 2007, pick Options from the Office orb.
  • On the left side, click Add-Ins, then PowerPoint Add-ins from the Manage menu, and then click Go.
  • The PowerPoint Add-ins window will appear. To add the LiveWeb addin we downloaded earlier, click Add New.
  • Select the LiveWeb add-in from the location where it was extracted.
  • You may receive a warning from PowerPoint that the addon contains a macro. To proceed, click Enable Macros.
  • Now that LiveWeb is available in the Add-Ins panel, you can use it to include a live webpage into your PowerPoint presentation.
  • After you’ve installed LiveWeb, you’ll be able to use live internet data in your presentations. Select Web Page from the LiveWeb section of the Insert tab.
  • This will launch a short Wizard that will guide you through the process of inserting a webpage into your presentation.
  • In the first line, type the URL of the website you want to visit, then click the Add button. Make sure that the website address begins with http://. Click Next after you’ve added the website you want to visit.
  • The web page will be refreshed automatically by LiveWeb, but you can uncheck the button if you choose. To continue, click Next.
  • Select how much of the slide you want the webpage to cover and where you want the page to be positioned. If you want, you can always edit it afterward.
  • To return to PowerPoint, click Finish when it’s finished.
  • LiveWeb will notify you that the web page has been successfully added to your presentation.
  • Your slide will now display a Windows 98-style emblem, indicating the location of your live webpage.
  • You may resize or move the webpage part in your slide as you see fit.
  • You’ll have to start a slideshow to see the actual page content. To rapidly switch between slides, use the slideshow button at the bottom of the window.
  • You should now see a live webpage embedded in your PowerPoint presentation. You can use PowerPoint tools to mark up the slide like you would any other, or you can use a browser to engage with the website.
  • If you need to make changes to your webpage, go to the Insert tab and click the Edit Page Property button.
  • Fill in the desired new website address and proceed as before.
  • If you want, you can make a presentation with many web pages. The only difference is that the web pages are both active, and you could show your audience how to use them.

End Thoughts

To save the web data, save your presentation as a Macro-enabled.pptm file. It’s worth noting that you’ll only be able to see the presentation on another computer if it has the LiveWeb plugin. Because it’s a free plugin, you can maintain a copy on your flash drive and install it whenever you need to share your presentation on another computer. The LiveWeb addin makes it simple to include live web pages in your presentations, whether you’re attempting to teach a class about computer usage or show your new website to your company’s board members.

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