PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts

The following is borrowed straight out of the PowerPoint 2000 Help File.  However, the Help File is a real pain to navigate and do searches in, so I at least wanted to have this information in a central place where I could access it.  I am very happy to share it with you.

 

Function Keys

F1

Display Help or the Office Assistant

SHIFT+F1

Start context-sensitive Help

F2

Select the text box (with text or an object selected inside the text box) or select the text within a text box (with the text box selected)

ALT+F2

Carry out Save As command

ALT+SHIFT+F2

Carry out Save command (File menu)

SHIFT+F3

Change the case of letters

F4

Repeat the last action

SHIFT+F4

Repeat the last Find (Find Next)

CTRL+F4

Close the window

ALT+F4

Quit PowerPoint

ALT+SHIFT+F4

Quit PowerPoint

F5

Carry out Slide Show command (View menu)

CTRL+F5

Restore the presentation window size

ALT+F5

Restore the program window size

F6

Move to the next pane

SHIFT+F6

Move to the previous pane

CTRL+F6

Move to the next presentation window

CTRL+SHIFT+F6

Move to the previous presentation window

F7

Carry out Spelling command (Tools menu)

CTRL+F7

Carry out Move command (presentation Control menu)

ALT+F7

Find next misspelling (Automatic Spell Checking enabled)

CTRL+F8

Carry out Size command (presentation Control menu)

F10

Activate the menu bar

SHIFT+F10

Display a shortcut menu

CTRL+F10

Maximize the presentation window

ALT+F10

Maximize the program window

CTRL+SHIFT+F10

Activate the menu bar

ALT+F11

Display Visual Basic code

F12

Carry out Save As command (File menu)

SHIFT+F12

Carry out Save command (File menu)

CTRL+F12

Carry out Open command (File menu)

CTRL+SHIFT+F12

Carry out Print command (File menu)

Keys for working with presentations

CTRL+N

Create a new presentation

CTRL+M

Insert a new slide

CTRL+D

Make a copy of the selected slide

CTRL+O

Open a presentation

CTRL+W

Close a presentation

CTRL+P

Print a presentation

CTRL+S

Save a presentation

F5

Run a presentation

ALT+F4

Quit PowerPoint

CTRL+F

Find text, formatting, and special items

CTRL+H

Replace text, specific formatting, and special items

CTRL+K

Insert a hyperlink

F7

Check spelling

ESC

Cancel an action

CTRL+Z

Undo an action

CTRL+Y

Redo or repeat an action

F6

Switch to the next pane (clockwise)

SHIFT+F6

Switch to the previous pane (counterclockwise)

Keys for browsing hyperlinks in a slide show

TAB

Go to the first or next hyperlink

SHIFT+TAB

Go to the last or previous hyperlink

ENTER while a hyperlink is selected

Perform the "mouse click" behavior of the selected hyperlink

SHIFT+ENTER while a hyperlink is selected

Perform the "mouse over" behavior of the selected hyperlink

Keys for deleting and copying text and objects

BACKSPACE

Delete one character to the left

CTRL+BACKSPACE

Delete one word to the left

DELETE

Delete one character to the right

CTRL+DELETE

Delete one word to the right

CTRL+X

Cut selected object

CTRL+C

Copy selected object

CTRL+V

Paste cut or copied object

CTRL+Z

Undo the last action

Keys for moving around in text

LEFT ARROW

One character to the left

RIGHT ARROW

One character to the right

UP ARROW

One line up

DOWN ARROW

One line down

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

One word to the left

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

One word to the right

END

To the end of a line

HOME

To the beginning of a line

CTRL+UP ARROW

Up one paragraph

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Down one paragraph

CTRL+END

To the end of a text box

CTRL+HOME

To the beginning of a text box

CTRL+ENTER

To the next title or body text placeholder (see note)

SHIFT+F4

To repeat the last Find action

Keys for selecting text and objects

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

One character to the right

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

One character to the left

CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

To the end of a word

CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

To the beginning of a word

SHIFT+UP ARROW

One line up

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

One line down

ESC

An object (with text selected inside the object)

TAB or SHIFT+TAB until the object you want is selected

An object (with an object selected)

ENTER

Text within an object

CTRL+A (in the slide pane)

All objects

CTRL+A (in slide sorter view)

All slides

CTRL+A (in the outline pane)

All text

Change or resize the font

CTRL+SHIFT+P

Change the font size

CTRL+SHIFT+>

Increase the font size

CTRL+SHIFT+<

Decrease the font size

CTRL+SHIFT+F

Change the font

Apply character formats

CTRL+T

Change the formatting of characters (Font command, Format menu)

SHIFT+F3

Change the case of letters

CTRL+B

Apply bold formatting

CTRL+U

Apply an underline

CTRL+I

Apply italic formatting

CTRL+EQUAL SIGN

Apply subscript formatting (automatic spacing)

CTRL+SHIFT+PLUS SIGN

Apply superscript formatting (automatic spacing)

CTRL+SPACEBAR

Remove manual character formatting

Copy text formats

CTRL+SHIFT+C

Copy formats

CTRL+SHIFT+V

Paste formats

Align paragraphs

CTRL+E

Center a paragraph

CTRL+J

Justify a paragraph

CTRL+L

Left align a paragraph

CTRL+R

Right align a paragraph

Slide show controls

N, ENTER, PAGE DOWN, RIGHT ARROW, DOWN ARROW, or the SPACEBAR (or click the mouse)

Perform the next animation or advance to the next slide

P, PAGE UP, LEFT ARROW, UP ARROW, or BACKSPACE

Perform the previous animation or return to the previous slide

<number>+ENTER

Go to slide <number>

B or PERIOD

Display a black screen, or return to the slide show from a black screen

W or COMMA

Display a white screen, or return to the slide show from a white screen

S or PLUS SIGN

Stop or restart an automatic slide show

ESC, CTRL+BREAK, or HYPHEN

End a slide show

E

Erase on-screen annotations

H

Go to next hidden slide

T

Set new timings while rehearsing

O

Use original timings while rehearsing

M

Use mouse-click to advance while rehearsing

Both mouse buttons for 2 seconds

Return to the first slide

CTRL+P

Redisplay hidden pointer and/or change the pointer to a pen

CTRL+A

Redisplay hidden pointer and/or change the pointer to an arrow

CTRL+H

Hide the pointer and button immediately

CTRL+U

Hide the pointer and button in 15 seconds

SHIFT+F10 (or right-click)

Display the shortcut menu

TAB

Go to the first or next hyperlink on a slide

SHIFT+TAB

Go to the last or previous hyperlink on a slide

ENTER while a hyperlink is selected

Perform the "mouse click" behavior of the selected hyperlink

SHIFT+ENTER while a hyperlink is selected

Perform the "mouse over" behavior of the selected hyperlink

Tip   You can press F1 during a slide show to see a list of controls.

 

 

 
 

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