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Microsoft PowerPoint Shortcuts Keys

PC/Laptops Tips & Tricks

PowerPoint (PPT) is one of the most popular presentation tools. Initially aimed at managers, knowledge workers and salespeople, it has become the standard for explaining anything to anyone. 

  • Help    F1
  • Edit in selected placeholder    F2
  • Repeat    F4
  • Run a presentation    F5
  • View the slide show from the current slide forward    Shift + F5
  • Move clockwise among panes 
  • in Normal view    F6
  • Move counterclockwise among panes
  • in Normal view    Shift + F6
  • Spellcheck    F7
  • Display ribbon key tip letters    F10
  • Opens Save As dialog box    F12
  • Switch between outline and thumbnail pane    Ctrl + Shift + Tab
  • Move to next placeholder (if on slide’s last placeholder, this inserts a new slide)    Ctrl + Enter
  • Insert a new slide    Ctrl + M
  • Duplicate the current side    Ctrl + D
  • Increase font size    Ctrl + Shift + >
  • Decrease font size    Ctrl + Shift + <
  • Display the font dialog box    Ctrl + T or Ctrl + Shift + F
  • Change case    Shift + F3
  • Apply superscript formatting    Ctrl + Equal sign
  • Apply subscript formatting    Ctrl + Shift + Plus sign
  • Remove manual character formatting    Ctrl + Spacebar
  • Center a paragraph    Ctrl + E
  • Justify a paragraph    Ctrl + J
  • Left align a paragraph    Ctrl + L
  • Right align a paragraph    Ctrl + R
  • Promote a paragraph in an outline    Alt + Shift + Left arrow
  • Demote a paragraph in an outline    Alt + Shift + Right arrow
  • Move selected outline paragraphs up    Alt + Shift + Up arrow
  • Move selected outline paragraphs down    Alt + Shift + Down arrow
  • Display outline heading level 1    Alt + Shift + 1
  • Expand outline text below a heading    Alt + Shift + +
  • Collapse outline text below a heading    Alt + Shift + –
  • Collapse or show all text or headings    Alt + Shift +A
  • Show or hide the grid    Shift + F9
  • Show or hide the guides    Alt + F9
  • Activate the pen tool during a show    Ctrl + P
  • Erase pen tool drawings during a show    E
  • Turn off the pen tool during a show    Esc
  • Change the pen to a pointer during a show    Ctrl + A
  • Hide the pointer or pen during a show    Ctrl + H
  • Move to the next hyperlink during a show    Tab
  • Make the screen go black during a show    B
  • Make the screen go white during a show    W
  • Stop or restart an automatic show    S
  • Return to the first slide during show    1 + Enter
  • Group Items (with items selected)    Ctrl + G
  • Ungroup    Ctrl + Shift + G
  • During presentation, Go to slide number    Slide number + Enter
  • Copy formatting of selected shape    Ctrl + Shift + C
  • Paste formatting only to another shape    Ctrl + Shift + V
  • Insert hyperlink    Ctrl + K
  • Stop the show. Press S again to restart the show    S
  • End the slide show    Esc
  • Select to the end of a word    Ctrl + Shift + Right arrow
  • Select to the beginning of a word    Ctrl + Shift + Left arrow
  • Select all objects    Ctrl + A (on Slides tab)
  • Select all slides    Ctrl + A (in Slide Sorter view)
  • Select all text    Ctrl + A (on the Outline tab)
  • Delete one word to the left    Ctrl + Backspace
  • Delete one word to the right    Ctrl + Delete
  • Cut selected object or text    Ctrl + X
  • Copy selected object or text    Ctrl + C
  • Paste cut or copied object or text    Ctrl + V
  • Undo    Ctrl + Z
  • Redo    Ctrl + Y
  • Open Find dialog box    Ctrl + F
  • Cancel    Esc
  • Move to File tab ribbon    Alt + F, use letters to navigate
  • Move to Home tab ribbon    Alt + H, use letters to navigate
  • Move to Insert tab ribbon    Alt + N, use letters to navigate
  • Move to Design tab ribbon    Alt + G, use letters to navigate
  • Move to Transitions tab ribbon    Alt + K, use letters to navigate
  • Move to Animations tab ribbon    Alt + A, use letters to navigate
  • Move to Slide Show tab ribbon    Alt + S, use letters to navigate
  • Move to Review tab ribbon    Alt + R, use letters to navigate
  • Move to View tab ribbon    Alt + W, use letters to navigate
  • On the ribbon, to move between commands    Tab or Shift-tab
  • To move between groups on a ribbon    Ctrl + Right Arrow or Ctrl + Left Arrow
  • Activate a selected command on the ribbon    Spacebar or Enter key
  • Open a gallery on the ribbon    Spacebar or Enter key
  • Finish with a control on the ribbon and move back to the document    Enter key
  • Expand or collapse the ribbon    Ctrl + F1
  • Zoom    Alt + W, Q, Tab to value you want