PowerPoint - Keyboard Shortcuts

Many of the keyboard shortcuts used in PowerPoint are also used in the rest of the Microsoft office suite. 

The following table itemizes the most frequently used shortcuts in PowerPoint.

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Make selected text bold.

Ctrl+B

Cut selected text, object, or slide.

Ctrl+X

Copy selected text, object, or slide.

Ctrl+C

Paste cut or copied text, object, or slide.

Ctrl+V

Undo the last action.

Ctrl+Z

Save the presentation.

Ctrl+S

Insert a picture.

Alt+N, P

Insert a shape.

Alt+H, S, and then H

Select a theme.

Alt+G, H

Select a slide layout.

Alt+H, L

Go to the next slide.

Page Down

Go to the previous slide.

Page Up

Go to the Home tab.

Alt+H

Move to the Insert tab.

Alt+N

End the slide show.

Esc

Close PowerPoint.

Alt+F, X

 

Select one character to the right.

Shift+Right Arrow

Select one character to the left.

Shift+Left Arrow

Select to the end of a word.

Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow

Select to the beginning of a word.

Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow

Select one line up (with the cursor at the beginning of a line).

Shift+Up Arrow

Select one line down (with the cursor at the beginning of a line).

Shift+Down Arrow

Select an object (when the text inside the object is selected).

ESC

Select another object (when one object is selected).

Tab or Shift+Tab until the object you want is selected

Send object back one position.

Ctrl+Shift+[

Send object forward one position.

Ctrl+Shift+]

Select text within an object (with an object selected).

Enter

Select all objects.

Ctrl+A (on the Slides tab)

Play or pause media.

Ctrl+SPACE

Select all slides.

Ctrl+A (in Slide Sorter view)

Select all text.

Ctrl+A (on the Outline tab)

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