Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) keyboard shortcuts

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations)

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

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

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Ctrl + N

Create new presentation

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Ctrl + B

Make selected text bold

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Alt + H then F then S

Change the font size for selected text

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Alt + W then Q

Change the zoom for the slide

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Ctrl + X

Cut selected text, object, or slide

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Ctrl + C

Copy selected text, object, or slide

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Ctrl + V

Paste cut or copied text, object, or slide

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Ctrl + Z

Undo the last action

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Ctrl + S

Save the presentation

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Alt + N then P

Insert a picture

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Alt + H then S then H

Insert a shape

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Alt + G then H

Select a theme

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Alt + H then L

Select a slide layout

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Page Down

Go to the next slide

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Page Up

Go to the previous slide

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Alt + H

Go to the Home tab

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Alt + N

Move to the Insert tab

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Alt + S then B

Start the slide show

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Esc

End the slide show

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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:
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Alt + F

Open the File page

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Alt + H

Open the Home tab

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Alt + N

Open the Insert tab

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Alt + G

Open the Design tab

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Alt + T

Open the Transitions tab

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Alt + A

Open the Animations tab

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Alt + S

Open the Slide Show tab

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Alt + R

Open the Review tab

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Alt + W

Open the View tab

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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.
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Alt

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

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or F10
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Tab

Move the focus to commands on the ribbon

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or ↑   Shift + Tab
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← ↑ → ↓

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

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Ctrl + F1

Expand or collapse the ribbon

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↑   Shift + F10

Display the context menu for the selected item

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F6

Move the focus to a different pane

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Tab

Move to the next or previous command on the ribbon

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or ↑   Shift + Tab
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Space

Activate the selected command or control on the ribbon

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or ⤶ Enter
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Space

Open the selected menu or gallery on the ribbon

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or ⤶ Enter
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Open the selected list on the ribbon, such as the Font list

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Tab

Move between items in an opened menu or gallery

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⤶ Enter

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

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F6

Move clockwise among panes in Normal view

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↑   Shift + F6

Move counterclockwise among panes in Normal view

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Tab

Switch between the Thumbnail pane and the Outline View pane

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

Promote a paragraph

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

Demote a paragraph

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

Move selected paragraphs up

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

Move selected paragraphs down

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Alt + ↑   Shift + 1

Show heading level 1

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Alt + ↑   Shift + +

Expand text below a heading

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Alt + ↑   Shift + -

Collapse text below a heading

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↑   Shift +

Select one character to the right

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↑   Shift +

Select one character to the left

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Select to the end of a word

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Select to the beginning of a word

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↑   Shift +

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

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↑   Shift +

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

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Esc

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

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Tab

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

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or ↑   Shift + Tab
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Ctrl + [

Send object back one position

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Ctrl + ]

Send object forward one position

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + [

Send object to back

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ]

Send object to front

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⤶ Enter

Select text within an object (with an object selected)

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Ctrl + A

(on the Slides tab) Select all objects

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Ctrl + Space

Play or pause media

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Ctrl + A

(in Slide Sorter view) Select all slides

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Ctrl + A

(on the Outline tab) Select all text

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Backspace

Delete one character to the left

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Ctrl + Backspace

Delete one word to the left

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Del

Delete one character to the right

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Ctrl + Del

Delete one word to the right

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

Cut selected object or text

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Ctrl + C

Copy selected object or text

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Ctrl + V

Paste cut or copied object or text

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Ctrl + Z

Undo the last action

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Ctrl + Y

Redo the last action

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Copy formatting only

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste formatting only

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Alt + ↑   Shift + C

Copy animation painter

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Alt + ↑   Shift + V

Paste animation painter

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Ctrl + Alt + V

Open Paste Special dialog box

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Move one character to the left

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Move one character to the right

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Move one line up

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Move one line down

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Ctrl +

Move one word to the left

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Ctrl +

Move one word to the right

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End

Move to the end of a line

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Home

Move to the beginning of a line

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Ctrl +

Move up one paragraph

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Ctrl +

Move down one paragraph

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Ctrl + End

Move to the end of a text box

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Ctrl + Home

Move to the beginning of a text box

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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.

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↑   Shift + F4

Move to repeat the last Find action

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Tab

Move to the next cell

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↑   Shift + Tab

Move to the preceding cell

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Move to the next row

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Move to the preceding row

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Ctrl + Tab

Insert a tab in a cell

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⤶ Enter

Start a new paragraph

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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.
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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Open the Font dialog box to change the font

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + >

Increase the font size

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + <

Decrease the font size

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Ctrl + T

Open the Font dialog box to change the formatting of characters

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↑   Shift + F3

Change between sentence case, lowercase, or uppercase

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Ctrl + B

Apply bold formatting

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Ctrl + U

Apply an underline

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Ctrl + I

Apply italic formatting

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Ctrl + =

Apply subscript formatting (automatic spacing)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + +

Apply superscript formatting (automatic spacing)

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Ctrl + Space

Remove manual character formatting, such as subscript and superscript

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Ctrl + K

Insert a hyperlink

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Ctrl + E

Center a paragraph

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Ctrl + J

Justify a paragraph

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Ctrl + L

Left align a paragraph

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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.
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Ctrl + N

Insert a new comment

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Ctrl + R

Reply to a selected comment

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Ctrl +

Move slide up in order

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Ctrl +

Move slide down in order

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Move slide to beginning

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Move slide to end

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

Move section up in order

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Ctrl +

Move section down in order

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Move section to beginning

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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 information

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: products.office.com/powerpoint

Last update: 12/31/2019 11:50 AM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 78%

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Updated: Updated program information. (3 updates.) 7/6/2019 7:59:41 AM Updated program information.
12/31/2019 12:44:53 PM Added some shortcuts.
12/31/2019 12:51:41 PM Updated program information.

Shortcut count: 138

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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