PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts

Use these PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts instead of mouse clicks to save time working in PowerPoint.

Working with Slide Shows


Copies active slide


Inserts a hyperlink


Inserts a new slide


Creates a new slide show


Launches a Find operation


Launches a Replace operation






Save as

Ctrl+Z or Alt+Backspace

Undoes last action


In Normal view, jumps between Outline and Slide Panes


Runs active presentation


Runs a spell-check

Ctrl+P or Ctrl+Shift+F12

Launches the Print dialog

B or period

Black screen

W or comma

White screen

A or =

Show pointer

ESC, End

End show

Working with Outlines

Alt+Shift+Left cursor

Promotes a paragraph

Alt+Shift+Right cursor

Demotes a paragraph

Alt+Shift+Up cursor

Moves slected levels up

Alt+Shift+Down cursor

Moves selected levels down


Copying and Deleting


Delete character left

Ctrl+ Backspace

Delete word left


Delete character right


Delte word right










Create a copy of text


Working with the Task Pane


Toggles Task Pane

Alt+Left-click in text

Launces Research Task Pane


Launches Assistance Task Pane


Moves from the slide show to the Task Pane


Moves to the next Task Pane option


Moves to the previous Task Pane option


Selection Techniques & Navigating Text Blocks


Selects an object (when text inside object is selected)


Selects text inside an object (when object is selected)


Selects next object (when one object is already selected)


Selects previous objects (when one object is already selected)


Running Slide Shows


Launches a list of actions you can take while slide show is running

N;Enter;Page Down or Spacebar

Moves to next slide or (if appropriate) runs next animation

P;Page Up or Backspace

Moves to previous slide or (if appropriate) runs previsous animation

"Slide Number" + Enter

Moves to a specified slide

B or Full Stop

Launches/hides black screen

W or comma

Launches/hides a white screen

S or Plus Sign

Halts/restarts a slide show


Text Formatting


Launches Font dialog


Cycles through cases


Emboldens text


Italics Text


Underlines Text


Copies text formatting


Applies copied text formatting

Ctrl L

Left-aligns text


Right-aligns text


Centers text


Justifies text


Inserts a hyperlink


Increase font size


Decreast font size


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Powerpoint Keyboard Shortcuts


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PowerPoint Tutorials: Microsoft PowerPoint 2003

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Getting Acquainted

The PowerPoint Workspace
The Task Pane
Working with the Taskpane
The Slide Views
Working with Toolbars

Creating Slide Shows

Creating a New Presentation
Set Visual Rules
Inserting New Slides
Adding Text to Slides
Using Grids and Guidelines
Edit and Format Text
Cut, Copy, and Paste Text
Bulleted Lists

Designing Slides

Create Master Slides
Adding New Masters
Apply Design Templates

Lines, Curves, & Shapes

Draw and Format Lines
Draw a Rectangle
Draw an Ellipse
Draw Bezier Curves
Draw Freeform Lines
Modify AutoShapes

Using Multimedia

Custom Animations
Inserting Sound
Transition Effects
Add Action Buttons
Embed Video
Add Looped Audio
Record Narrations

Tips & Tricks

Add Watermark
Add Slide Numbers
View Multiple Presentations
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