Most of us use Microsoft PowerPoint whenever we give a presentation.
There are several keyboard shortcuts that can make creating or editing a PowerPoint easier, as well as shortcuts that improve the overall presentation.
Developing a new presentation? These shortcuts are for you.
Here’s how to reduce the time it takes to create a PowerPoint:
Ctrl + M: Insert new slide
Ctrl + Shift + D: Duplicate current slide
Ctrl + Up arrow: Move slide up
Ctrl + Down arrow: Move slide down
Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow: Move slide to beginning
Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow: Move slide to end
Alt + N + P: Add picture
Alt + N + X: Add textbox
Ctrl + D: Duplicate object
Ctrl + Shift + C: Copy object formatting
Ctrl + Shift + V: Past object formatting
Ctrl + Shift + “[“: Send object to back
Ctrl + Shift + “]”: Send object to front
Ctrl G: Group
Ctrl + Shift + G: Ungroup
Ctrl + Spacebar: Play or pause media
Ctrl + N: Insert comment
F5: Run presentation
Shift + F5: View presentation from current slide forward
PowerPoint includes some nifty shortcuts you can use during a presentation.
Here’s how to shine the next time you are in the spotlight:
S: Stop or restart an automatic show
B: Make screen go black (enter “B” again to show presentation)
W: Make screen go white (enter “W” again to show presentation)
Ctrl + P: Activate pen tool
E: Erase pen marks
Ctrl A: Change pen to pointer
Ctrl H: Hide pen or pointer
Tab: Go to next hyperlink
(Slide no.) + Enter: Go to slide no. The slide number shortcut works great for navigation when someone asks a question about a presentation. You can quickly return to the slide in question to discuss it.
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