PowerPoint Shortcut Keys

PowerPoint Shortcut Keys

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Author: Sarthak Bhalerao

Table of Contents

  1. What are PowerPoint shortcut keys?
  2. List of PowerPoint shortcut keys

What are PowerPoint shortcut keys?

PowerPoint shortcuts help in doing the work more efficiently as you do not have to manually search for every task or action you have to perform. For people with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than touching the screen and are a better alternative than using a mouse.

List of PowerPoint shortcut keys

Notes:

  1. These shortcuts are for Windows users only
  2. A plus sign (+) means that you have to press multiple keys at the same time.
  3. A comma sign (,) in a shortcut means that you need to press multiple keys in order

 

To do this

Press

Create a new presentation        

Ctrl + N

Add a new slide

Ctrl + M

Change the font size

Alt  + H, F, S

Insert a picture

Alt  + N, P

Insert a shape

Alt  + N, S, H

Select a theme           

Alt  + G, H

Select a slide layout   

Alt + H, L

Start Slide Show         

F5

 

Shortcuts for selecting, navigating texts and objects:

 

To do this

Press

Select or move on to the next object on a slide

Tab

Select or move to a previous object on a slide

Shift + Tab

Go back to the beginning of the slide

Home 

Go to the end of the slide

End 

Move a slide up or down in the presentation document 

Ctrl + Up / Down Arrow

Move a slide to the beginning or end of your presentation document

Ctrl + Shift + Up / Down Arrow

 

Shortcuts for editing and formatting:

 

To do this

Press

Toggle bold on the selected text

Ctrl + B

Toggle italics on the selected text

Ctrl + I

Add or remove underline to selected text

Ctrl + U

Center aligns the selected text

Ctrl + E

Justify the selected text

Ctrl + J

Left align the selected text

Ctrl + L

Right align the selected text

Ctrl + R

Insert a hyperlink

Ctrl + K

Duplicate the selected object or a slide

Ctrl + D

 

Shortcuts for slideshows:

 

To do this

Press

Play the presentation from the start

F5

Play the presentation from the current slide

Shift + F5

Annotate using a Pen tool while playing the slideshow

Ctrl + P

Move to the next slide while playing the slideshow

N or Page Down

Return to the previous slide while playing the slideshow

P or Page Up

Change the screen to black during a slideshow

B

End the slideshow

Esc

 

Shortcuts to find and replace text:

 

To do this

Press

Open the find dialogue

Ctrl + F

Open the replace dialogue

Ctrl + H

Repeat the last find action

Shift + F4

 

 

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