The Best Microsoft PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint is still widely used for creating graphic presentations in corporate and educational environments around the world. Millions of people use it daily. Although it’s pretty software, creating a presentation takes time. So why not speed things up and use Powerpoint keyboard shortcuts to improve your workflow?
The list of shortcuts presented here is only a small part of all available shortcuts. In this article, we will try to limit ourselves to the most commonly used PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts. Other shortcuts may be more task-specific and only useful in a few situations, so we won’t worry about them.
Keep in mind that these keyboard shortcuts will work in all versions of PowerPoint. You don’t need to install the latest version to use them.
1. General PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts
These PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts will help you navigate the ribbon, open and close presentations, or switch between multiple presentations. You may already be familiar with some of these as they are similar to the shortcuts used in other applications or web browsers.
Ctrl+N Create a new presentation. Ctrl+O Open an existing presentation Ctrl+S Saves the currently open presentation Alt + F2 or F12 Opens the Save As dialog Ctrl+Q Save and close the presentation Ctrl+W or Ctrl +F4 Close the currently active presentation F1 Opens the help panel F7 Check spelling F10 or Alt Toggles key hints on and off Ctrl+F1 Expand or collapse the ribbon Ctrl+F2 Enter preview mode Ctrl+Tab Switch between multiple open presentations Ctrl+Z Undo last action Ctrl+Y Redo last action Ctrl+F Open search dialog Alt+G Go to Design tab Alt+A Go to the Animation tab Alt+K Go to the Transition tab td> Alt+S Go to the Slideshow tab Alt+F Go to the File menu Alt+H Go to Home tab Alt+N Open Insert tab Alt+W Go to View tab Alt+R Open the Overview tab Alt+X Go to the Add-ons tab.
2. Selecting and Navigating through PowerPoint Presentation
This group of keyboard shortcuts will help you quickly navigate your entire presentation and select text, boxes, slides, or just certain objects on your slides. Instead of using the mouse, select keyboard shortcuts, this will save you a lot of time.
Home Go to the beginning of a line in a text box or to the first slide in a presentation End Go to the end of a line in a text box or to the last slide in a presentation Page Up Go to previous slide Page Down Go to next slide Page Down td> Ctrl+Up Arrow Move presentation slide up Ctrl+Down arrow Move presentation slide down Ctrl+Shift+ Up arrow Move slide to start of presentation Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow Move slide to end of presentation Ctrl+A Select all slides in a presentation (in slide sorter mode), all text in text boxes, or all objects on a slide Tab Go to or select the next object on a slide Shift+Tab Go to or select the previous item on the slide Alt+ Q Go to Say what you want to do
3. Formatting and Editing the PowerPoint Presentation
After you’ve finished creating your presentation, you can focus on making it look good. Format your PowerPoint presentation or quickly edit it with these keyboard shortcuts. Also, remember that you can always start with a professional PowerPoint template to save even more time.
Ctrl+C Copy selected text, objects on a slide, or slides in a presentation Ctrl+X Cut selected text, objects on a slide, or slides in a presentation Ctrl+V Paste previously copied or cut text, objects or slides Delete Delete previously selected text, object or slide Ctrl+Backspace Delete word on the left Ctrl+Delete Delete word on the right Ctrl+B Make selected text bold .
1-Click again to remove bold Ctrl+I Italicize selected text.
-Click again to remove italics Ctrl+U Underline selected text.
3-Click again to remove the underline Ctrl+E Align selected text to center Ctrl+L Align selected text to left td>Ctrl+R Align the selected text to the right Ctrl+J Justify the selected text Ctrl +T Open font dialog for selected text object Ctrl+G Group elements together Ctrl+Shift+G Ungroup elements .
Ctrl+K (for selected text or object) Insert hyperlink Ctrl+M Insert new slide
Ctrl +D Duplicate selected object or slide Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow Increase font size Ctrl+ Shift+Left Arrow Decrease font size Alt+W then Q Zoom slides Ctrl++ Make selected text superscript Ctrl+= Make selected text inline Hold Alt + N then P Insert Image Hold Alt+H then S then H Insert Shape Hold Alt+H then L Select a layout for the slide
4. Delivering Your Presentation
Once you’re satisfied with how your PowerPoint presentation turned out, it’s time to show it to your colleagues, boss, or teacher. These keyboard shortcuts will help you look professional.
F5 Start presentation from beginning Shift+F5 Start presentation from current slide Alt+F5 Start presentation in presenter view Right arrow (or Enter) Go to next slide or animation Left arrow Go to previous slide or animation HomeRestart presentation from first slide End Fast to last slide S Start or stop playback automatic presentation Slide number+enter Go to a specific slide Ctrl+S Open all Slides Dialog Box Esc Exit presentation B or W To pause the presentation and go to a blank (black or white) screen Ctrl+L .Turn the cursor to a laser dot Ctrl+P Live drawing on the presentation with a pen E Erase everything drawn with a pen Ctrl+H Hide navigation items
Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Keep in mind that the above PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts are mainly for Windows computers. However, most of them are similar to the Mac as well. While on Windows you need to press Ctrl for most shortcuts, on a Mac you’ll press the Cmd (Command) key instead.
PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts are essential to make your workflow more efficient, and you should learn at least the basic ones. However, over time, you will remember the ones you use most often.
If you find it useful, you can even print out this list of Powerpoint keyboard shortcuts and keep it handy near your workstation. So you can take a look and use the appropriate shortcut at any time.
The Best Microsoft PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts
The Best Microsoft PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts