For years I’ve been sneaking click-able images onto SharePoint pages. Sneaking, you might ask? Well, this was long before I was trusted to use SharePoint Designer. It was the only way I could create user-friendly, pretty (yes I said it) environments / navigation pages for myself and my users. Of course – with enough money and developers / designers – Ferrari sites can be built – but we don’t all have access to that kind of resources.

So by making do with what I had – I actually managed. And thanks to that I fell in love with Microsoft and all I was able to accomplish by ONLY using Microsoft.
The Lighter side of Microsoft is my ode to what is possible in Microsoft Office. Every day I meet people who are astounded as to what is possible in MS Office. Which just brings me back to empowering users – and making sure that they are trained to efficiently use the tools they are issued with.

Below is the banner and “button” I inserted on the SharePoint Page. Scroll down below the image to access the “How To” Manual.

Just so you know: This is not a HOW TO for creating Image Maps in SharePoint. Image Maps are single images with multiple hotspots or click-able links on them – and can be created using SharePoint Designer. I will demonstrate this in a follow-up blog. Have a look at my #SPSJHB 2013 Presentation – it has lots of Image Map examples in.

The attached PDF is a manual which will enable you to do the following:

• Create a banner (image) in PowerPoint
• Insert the banner on a SharePoint Page
• Create a button (image) in PowerPoint
• Insert the button on a SharePoint Page
• Make this button click-able (hyperlink to an email address)

Note: I used Microsoft Office 2010 and my Office 365 site.
Click here to open the PDF.

Till next time. Go forth and be awesome!

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