powerpoint won't open

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I added a powerpoint show to my site. when I preview, it will not let me click on it to open.
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Hi Denise,

If you have a link to a PowerPoint file on your web site, the way a browser opens links to PPT or PPS or the newer PowerPoint 2007 PPTX/PPSX and other files depends on local user settings. It's not necessarily something you as the web page/presentation author can control.

On your own computer, you can set your preferences to open files in a certain way, but you may want to try a different way of adding the file so that any visitor can see it.

You can use slideshare.net to embed your presentation.

1. Sign up for a free account with slideshare.
2. Go to "Upload" at the top of your screen.
3. Upload your file(s). Then click on "Publish" (or "Publish All" if you have more than 1 file).
4. Once your file has been converted, then click on the file you want to embed.
5. On the right-hand side, you will see a green box with "Embed" and a code provided. Please copy this code.
6. In your Sitebuilder, drag-and-drop an HTML Widget onto your page (the icon for this is a blue sphere). An HTML editor will open up that will allow you to write or paste your code (use right-click > paste or ctrl-V to paste).
7. When you are done, click "OK" and you will see the way that the HTML displays on your page.

There is also a way to add slideshow presentation with Google Docs so that it's displayed on the page:

1. Create or upload your presentation to Google Docs.
2. Click on "publish" on the Google Doc. A new dialog box will open, change the settings to suit your requirements.
3. Copy the code provided.
4. Go back to your Yola, drag and drop an HTML Widget onto the page and paste the code into the dialog box and press OK.

I hope that helps!