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Speed Up Your Work with PowerPoint Shortcut Keys
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Do you spend a great deal of time using Microsoft PowerPoint? Speed things up with keyboard shortcuts!

Navigation / Slide

Switch between Normal view and Master view Shift+click Slide/Normal view button
Move from slide title to text placeholder and from text placeholder to the title of the next slide Ctrl+Enter
Insert a new blank slide Ctrl+M
Insert a duplicate slide Ctrl+D
Nudge an object, placeholder, etc. Select the object and use any of the arrow keys

Formatting

Bold / italics / underline / strikethrough on/off Ctrl+B or Ctrl+I / Ctrl+U / Ctrl+5
Toggle case Shift+F3
Copy formatting Ctrl+Shift+C
Paste formatting Ctrl+Shift+V
Apply subscript Ctrl+=
Apply superscript Ctrl+Shift+Plus Sign
Remove formatting Ctrl+Spacebar
Left / right / justified / centered alignment Ctrl+L / Ctrl+R / Ctrl+J / Ctrl+E
Increase / decrease font size Ctrl+Shift+> OR Ctrl+Shift+<

Outline Tab

Promote paragraph Shift+ Tab
Demote paragraph Tab
Select slide or a paragraph and its sub points
Point to left of paragraph or slide title and click when 4-headed arrow appears
Move selected paragraphs or slides up  Alt+Shift+á
Move selected paragraphs or slides down Alt+Shift+â
Switch to the Slides tab Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Select everything in the Outline tab Ctrl+A
Display only the slide headings Alt+Shift+1
Redisplay all text Alt+Shift+A

Launch a Slide Show

From the first slide F5
From the current slide Shift+F5

During a Slide Show

Move up and down through slide show Mouse wheel up or down
Choices to perform next animation / advance to next slide N, Spacebar, Click Mouse, Page Down, Enter, à or â
Choices to perform previous animation / advance to next slide P, Backspace, Page Up, ß or á
Turn white screen on/off W
Turn black screen on/off B
Hide the pointer or pen Ctrl+H
Mouse pointer to pen / unhide pen Ctrl+P
Pen to mouse pointer / unhide mouse pointer Ctrl+A
Erase on-screen annotations E
Go to a specific slide number Slide number+ Enter
Last slide End
First slide Home OR both mouse buttons for 2 seconds
End slide show Escape
Start/stop automatic slide show S

Note:  For a complete list of shortcuts, search for Keyboard Shortcuts in Help.

 


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