Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) keyboard shortcuts

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations)

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
16 months ago
- Shortcuts

As other Microsoft Office programs, PowerPoint provides strong keyboard shortcuts for creating presentations.

Ctrl + N

Create new presentation

Ctrl + B

Make selected text bold

Alt + H then F then S

Change the font size for selected text

Alt + W then Q

Change the zoom for the slide

Ctrl + X

Cut selected text, object, or slide

Ctrl + C

Copy selected text, object, or slide

Ctrl + V

Paste cut or copied text, object, or slide

Ctrl + Z

Undo the last action

Ctrl + S

Save the presentation

Alt + N,

P  Insert a picture

Alt + H then S then H

Insert a shape

Alt + G then H

Select a theme

Alt + H then L

Select a slide layout

Page Down

Go to the next slide

Page Up

Go to the previous slide

Alt + H

Go to the Home tab

Alt + N

Move to the Insert tab

Alt + S then B

Start the slide show

Esc

End the slide show

Alt + F then X

Close PowerPoint

To get to the ribbon, press Alt, and then, to move between tabs, use the Right Arrow and Left Arrow keys.
To go directly to a tab on the ribbon, press one of the following access keys:
Alt + F

Open the File page

Alt + H

Open the Home tab

Alt + N

Open the Insert tab

Alt + G

Open the Design tab

Alt + T

Open the Transitions tab

Alt + A

Open the Animations tab

Alt + S

Open the Slide Show tab

Alt + R

Open the Review tab

Alt + W

Open the View tab

Alt + Q

then enter search term: Open the Tell me box

Note: Add-ins and other programs may add new tabs to the ribbon and may provide access keys for those tabs.
To move to the list of ribbon tabs, press Alt; to go directly to a tab, press a keyboard shortcut.
To move between commands, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab. You move forward or backward through the commands in order. You can also press the arrow keys.
Controls are activated in different ways, depending upon the type of control:
If the selected command is a button, to activate it, press Spacebar or Enter.
If the selected command is a split button (that is, a button that opens a menu of additional options), to activate it, press Alt+Down Arrow. Tab through the options. To select the current option, press Spacebar or Enter.
 If the selected command is a list (such as the Font list), to open the list, press the Down Arrow key. Then, to move between items, press the arrow keys. When the item you want is selected, press Enter.
If the selected command is a gallery, to select the command, press the Spacebar or Enter. Then, tab through the items.
Alt

Select the active tab of the ribbon and activate the access keys

or F10
⭾ Tab

Move the focus to commands on the ribbon

or ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab
← ↑ → ↓

Move down, up, left, or right, respectively, among the items on the ribbon

Ctrl + F1

Expand or collapse the ribbon

↑   Shift + F10

Display the context menu for the selected item

F6

Move the focus to a different pane

⭾ Tab

Move to the next or previous command on the ribbon

or ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab
Space

Activate the selected command or control on the ribbon

or ⤶ Enter
Space

Open the selected menu or gallery on the ribbon

or ⤶ Enter

Open the selected list on the ribbon, such as the Font list

⭾ Tab

Move between items in an opened menu or gallery

⤶ Enter

Finish modifying a value in a control on the ribbon, and move the focus back to the document

F6

Move clockwise among panes in Normal view

↑   Shift + F6

Move counterclockwise among panes in Normal view

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Switch between the Thumbnail pane and the Outline View pane

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Promote a paragraph

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Demote a paragraph

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Move selected paragraphs up

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Move selected paragraphs down

Alt + ↑   Shift + 1

Show heading level 1

Alt + ↑   Shift + +

Expand text below a heading

Alt + ↑   Shift + -

Collapse text below a heading

↑   Shift +

Select one character to the right

↑   Shift +

Select one character to the left

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Select to the end of a word

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Select to the beginning of a word

↑   Shift +

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

↑   Shift +

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

Esc

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

⭾ Tab

(repeat until the object you want is selected) Select another object (when one object is selected)

or ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab
Ctrl + [

Send object back one position

Ctrl + ]

Send object forward one position

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + [

Send object to back

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ]

Send object to front

⤶ Enter

Select text within an object (with an object selected)

Ctrl + A

(on the Slides tab) Select all objects

Ctrl + Space

Play or pause media

Ctrl + A

(in Slide Sorter view) Select all slides

Ctrl + A

(on the Outline tab) Select all text

⬅ Backspace

Delete one character to the left

Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

Delete one word to the left

Del

Delete one character to the right

Ctrl + Del

Delete one word to the right

Note: The cursor must be between words to do this.
Ctrl + X

Cut selected object or text

Ctrl + C

Copy selected object or text

Ctrl + V

Paste cut or copied object or text

Ctrl + Z

Undo the last action

Ctrl + Y

Redo the last action

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Copy formatting only

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste formatting only

Alt + ↑   Shift + C

Copy animation painter

Alt + ↑   Shift + V

Paste animation painter

Ctrl + Alt + V

Open Paste Special dialog box

Move one character to the left

Move one character to the right

Move one line up

Move one line down

Ctrl +

Move one word to the left

Ctrl +

Move one word to the right

End

Move to the end of a line

Home

Move to the beginning of a line

Ctrl +

Move up one paragraph

Ctrl +

Move down one paragraph

Ctrl + End

Move to the end of a text box

Ctrl + Home

Move to the beginning of a text box

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Move to the next title or body text placeholder. If it is the last placeholder on a slide, this action inserts a new slide with the same slide layout as the original slide.

↑   Shift + F4

Move to repeat the last Find action

⭾ Tab

Move to the next cell

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Move to the preceding cell

Move to the next row

Move to the preceding row

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Insert a tab in a cell

⤶ Enter

Start a new paragraph

⭾ Tab

(in the bottom right table cell) Add a new row at the bottom of the table

1. To select the object you want, press Tab or Shift+Tab
2. To open the shortcut menu, press Shift+F10
3. To select Worksheet Object, press the Down Arrow key until it's selected
4. To select Edit, press the Right Arrow key and then press Enter
Note: The name of the command in the shortcut menu depends on the type of embedded or linked object. For example, an embedded Microsoft Office Excel worksheet has the command Worksheet Object, whereas an embedded Microsoft Office Visio Drawing has the command Visio Object.
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Open the Font dialog box to change the font

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + >

Increase the font size

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + <

Decrease the font size

Ctrl + T

Open the Font dialog box to change the formatting of characters

↑   Shift + F3

Change between sentence case, lowercase, or uppercase

Ctrl + B

Apply bold formatting

Ctrl + U

Apply an underline

Ctrl + I

Apply italic formatting

Ctrl + =

Apply subscript formatting (automatic spacing)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + +

Apply superscript formatting (automatic spacing)

Ctrl + Space

Remove manual character formatting, such as subscript and superscript

Ctrl + K

Insert a hyperlink

Ctrl + E

Center a paragraph

Ctrl + J

Justify a paragraph

Ctrl + L

Left align a paragraph

Ctrl + R

Right align a paragraph

Use the Insert Comment command (Alt+N then L) to open the Comments Pane before using these keyboard shortcuts.
Ctrl + N

Insert a new comment

Ctrl + R

Reply to a selected comment

Ctrl +

Move slide up in order

Ctrl +

Move slide down in order

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Move slide to beginning

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Move slide to end

To reorder sections of slides in a slide deck:
Ctrl +

Move section up in order

Ctrl +

Move section down in order

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Move section to beginning

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Move section to end

For more information about assigning custom keyboard shortcuts to menu items, recorded macros, and Visual Basic for Applications etc., hit the source link below.

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Program name: Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) (Productivity)

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program first created by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin. PowerPoint was first released in April 1987 for Macintosh computers only. In their first significant acquisition, Microsoft bought PowerPoint for $14 million three months after it appeared.

Web page: https://products.office.com/po...

Last update: 06 Jul 2019

Shortcut count: 139

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