Power Point Short-Cut Keys

Shortcut keys Compatibility

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Viewer
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or higher

This Post shows most common keyboard shortcuts for MS Power point 2013 or higher. These shortcuts refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

Bold Ctrl-B
Close Ctrl-W
Close Ctrl-F4
Copy Ctrl-C
Cut Ctrl-X
Find Ctrl-F
Italics Ctrl-I
Menu bar F10
Move to the end of the entry End
New (slide) Ctrl-N
Next window Ctrl-F6
Open Ctrl-O
Outline:  Collapse Alt-Shift –
Outline:  Demote paragraph Alt-Shift-Right
Outline:  Expand Alt-Shift +
Outline:  Move paragraph down Alt-Shift-Dn
Outline:  Move paragraph up Alt-Shift-Up
Outline:  Promote paragraph Alt-Shift-Left
Outline:  Show All Headings Alt-Shift-A
Outline:  Show heading level 1 Alt-Shift-1
Paste Ctrl-V
Print Ctrl-P
Repeat Find Shift-F4
Repeat/Redo Ctrl-Y
Replace Ctrl-H
Save Ctrl-S
Select all Ctrl-A
Slide Show:  Begin the slide show F5
Slide Show:  Black screen show/hide B
Slide Show:  End Esc
Slide Show:  Erase annotations E
Slide Show:  Go to next hidden slide H
Slide Show:  Hide pointer and button always Ctrl-L
Slide Show:  Hide pointer and button temporarily Ctrl-H
Slide Show:  Mouse pointer to arrow Ctrl-A
Slide Show:  Mouse pointer to pen Ctrl-P
Slide Show:  Next slide N
Slide Show:  Previous slide P
Slide Show:  Set new timings while rehearsing T
Slide Show:  Stop/restart automatic slide show S
Slide Show:  Use mouse-click to advance (rehearsing) M
Slide Show:  Use original timings (rehearsing) O
Slide Show:  White screen show/hide W
Spelling and Grammar check F7
Switch to the next presentation window Ctrl-F6
Switch to the next tab in a dialog box Ctrl-Tab / Ctrl-Page Down
Switch to the previous presentation window Ctrl-Shift-F6
Switch to the previous tab in a dialog box Ctrl-Shift-Tab / Ctrl-Page Up
Turn character formatting on or off Num /
Underline Ctrl-U
Undo Ctrl-Z


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