When you use the Microsoft PowerPoint Pack and Go Wizard to save a
presentation to floppy disks, it does not pack any hyperlinked files.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Office 97 for
Windows. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 97 for Windows,
Service Release 1 (SR-1). The version of PowerPoint included with Service
Release 1 packs files that are the targets of hyperlinks. However,
PowerPoint still does not pack HTTP hyperlinked files.
Hyperlinking is a very broad-based technology within PowerPoint 97. You can
hyperlink to a slide within a presentation, as well as hyperlink to a Web
site. Hyperlinking is fundamentally different from using Object Linking and
Embedding (OLE) technology to link to a document.
When you use OLE to link to a document, not only is the path to the
document saved, but the owning application of that document is also saved.
In addition, an icon or metafile graphic of the document can be supplied by
the owning application of the linked document.
Hyperlinking to a document provides none of these features. A hyperlink is
a path that adheres to specifications laid down by the W3 Consortium, and
these specifications can be found at the following Web site:
When you use the Pack and Go Wizard to save a presentation to floppy disks,
the Pack and Go wizard will check for any file that has been linked to the
presentation through OLE. Because hyperlinked files can be virtually any
kind of document, slide, or web site, the Pack and Go Wizard will ignore
Also, the Pack and Go Wizard will save your presentation in the dual format
of PowerPoint 95/97. For any presentations run under PowerPoint 95, the
hyperlink is not available because it is not a feature of PowerPoint 95.
Basically, if you want to have a file included in a Pack and Go archive,
you must link to it through OLE.