PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts

PowerPoint Kareoke

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Do you make a lot of presentations in PowerPoint? Then this post is for you. Here’s a bunch of our favorite keyboard shortcuts, guaranteed to help you navigate the program more easily.

* Denotes a common program command

CTRL + B: Bold*

CTRL +C: Copy*

CTRL + I: Italic*

CTRL + E: Center Paragraph

CTRL + J: Justified Paragraph

CTRL + K: Create Hyperlink

CTRL + L: Let-Aligned Paragraph

CTRL + R: Right-Aligned Paragraph

CTRL + U: Underline*

CTRL + V: Paste*

CTRL + X: Cut*

CTRL + Z: Undo*

CTRL + Drag (the mouse): Create a copy of the selected text.

CTRL + Shift + F, then use up / down arrows to select font, press Enter when done – Change Font Size

CTRL + Shift + P: Change Point Size

CTRL + Shift + Z: Plain Text

CTRL + Shift + >: Increase Font Size

CTRL + Shift +<: Decrease Font Size

Shift + F3: Toggles selection through lower case, upper case, and initial caps

F5: Start a presentation from the beginning

F7: Spellchecker

<Number> + Enter: Go to slide <number>

PowerPoint Shortcuts to Use During Presentations

F5: Start presentation from the beginning

A or Equals Sign (=): Show / hide arrow pointer

B or Period (.): Display blank black slide / return to the presentation from a blank black slide

E: Erase on-screen annotations

H: Go to the next hidden slide.

M: Use mouse-click to advance while rehearsing

N, Enter, Page Down, Right Arrow, Down Arrow, or Spacebar (choose one): Advance to next slide / perform next animation

O: Use original timings while rehearsing

P, Page Up, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Backspace (choose one): Return to previous slide / perform previous animation

R: Re-record slide narration and timing

S: Stop / start automatic presentation

T: Set new timings while rehearsing

W or Comma (,): Display blank white slide / return to the presentation from a blank white slide

<Number> + Enter: Go to slide <number>

ATL + Q: Stop media playback

ALT + P: Play / pause

ALT + U: Mute

ALT + Down: Decrease volume

ALT + END: Next bookmark

ALT + HOME: Previous bookmark

ALT + Up: Increase volume

ALT + SHIFT + Page Down: Seek forward

ALT + Shift + Page Up: Seek backward

CTRL + A: Change pointer to an arrow

CTRL+E: Change pointer to an eraser

CTRL + H: Hide pointer and navigation button immediately

CTRL + M: Show / hide ink markup

CTRL + S: View the All Slides dialogue box

CTRL + T: View computer task bar

CTRL + U: Hide pointer and navigation button in 15 seconds

SHIFT + F10: Display shortcut menu

SHIFT + TAB: Go to last / previous hyperlink on slide

TAB: Go to first / next hyperlink on slide

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Julie Strier is a freelance writer who wants to help you use your software more efficiently. Email: julie@mybusinesswriter.com. Website: www.mybusinesswriter.com.

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