Rob’s PowerPoint Lab: Map Navigation Template

Here at Future Present, we love pushing PowerPoint to its limits and exploring what’s possible.

Our PowerPoint development team are experts at producing uniquely inspiring presentations. They are always up to date with the latest PowerPoint innovations. 

Rob's PowerPoint Lab

To test the functionalities of PowerPoint, each week in our all-hands meeting, our design team challenges Rob from our development team to recreate things they’ve found online… in PowerPoint.

Using his keen knowledge of PowerPoint animations and the Morph tool, Rob almost always manages to make something awesome.

This week’s challenge

This week, Stephen came across a click and drag wallpaper effect on a travel website. To create this type of navigation in PowerPoint, Rob scaled up the map image 500% and positioned it in a 5×5 grid. Next, he copied each section of the grid to a new slide (there are 25 in total). 

Each slide has 8 invisible boxes positioned on its edges and corners, and each box then has a rollover state added to it to navigate the user to the appropriate adjacent slide. Finally, the Morph transition is added to the slides. 

The small copy of the whole map in the corner is to help the user recognise which part of the map they are looking at. 

In a presentation, this impressive navigation could be used to display multiple key areas on a map in a visually engaging way. (3)-1

Your free download

Use our expertise for your own project. There’s no need to go through the long process of putting this slide together all over again.

We’ve made Rob’s PowerPoint file downloadable for free, so you can integrate it into your own presentation. We can assure you, it will really impress.