PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts
PowerPoint has a large collection of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to simplify your everyday tasks.
Below is a list of the ones I use every time I need to do a particular action. I will list them by order of frequency starting with the ones I use the most to the other ones I use occasionally. If you commit to learn one or two per month then at the end of the year you will have mastered at least 15 new keyboard shortcuts. Way more that the average user!
Every Day Shortcuts
|Ctrl+S, W||Save and close presentation|
|Ctrl+N||Create a new presentation|
|F12||Open the Save As command|
|Ctrl+Enter||Move insertion to the next container or create a new slide|
|Ctrl+D||Duplicate object (Slide or shape)|
|Alt+Shift+Up or Down arrow||Move bullet up or down in the slide|
|Ctrl+Shift+Tab||Toggle between the slide and outline in the left pane|
If you are a presenter you will surely appreciate some of the shortcuts below.
|F5||Launch the presentation starting on slide 1|
|Shift+F5||View current slide in slide show mode|
|Alt+F5||Display current slide Presenter View *|
|Right arrow||Display next slide|
|Left arrow||Display previous slide|
|Number followed by Enter||Goto the slide number|
|Right-Click then Last Viewed||Goto the previously viewed slide|
|Ctrl+S||All slide titles. Double-click to go to a slide|
|W or <||Toggle between While screen and presentation|
|B or >||Toggle between Black screen and presentation|
|Ctrl+P||Turn mouse pointer to a red pen|
|Ctrl+I||Turn mouse pointer to a yellow highlighter *|
|Ctrl+E||Turn mouse pointer to a marker eraser|
|Ctrl+A||Display the normal mouse pointer|
|E||Erase all annotations (Pen and Highlight)|
|– (minus)||Zoom out the presentation. Esc to reset *|
|+ (Plus)||Zoom in the presentation. Esc to reset *|
If you find a use for one, use it otherwise save your memory for something else.
* PowerPoint 2013/16 only