PowerPoint Tutorial: PowerPoint Shortcut Keys - 2010 and 2013

If you spend considerable time creating PowerPoint presentations, it makes sense to take advantage of keyboard shortcuts. Save time and boost productivity by using these commonly used keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint 2010 and 2013.

FORMATTING 2010 2013
Bold Ctrl + B Ctrl + B
Italic Ctrl + I Ctrl + I
Underline Ctrl + U Ctrl + U
Center Ctrl + E Ctrl + E
Left Align Ctrl + L Ctrl + L
Right Align Ctrl + R Ctrl + R
Justify Ctrl + J Ctrl + J
Normal Ctrl + Spacebar Ctrl + Spacebar
New Slide Ctrl + M Ctrl + M
Reduce font size Ctrl + Shift + < Ctrl + Shift + <
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + > Ctrl + Shift + >
Superscript Ctrl + Shift + = Ctrl + Shift + =
Subscript Ctrl + = Ctrl + =

 

SLIDE SHOW 2010 2013
Begin F5  
Current slide forward Shift + F5  
Black screen show/hide B B or PERIOD
End Esc ESC or HYPHEN
Erase annotations E E
Go to next hidden slide H H
Hide pointer and button always   Ctrl + L
Hide pointer and button temporarily Ctrl + H Ctrl + H
Mouse pointer to arrow Ctrl + A Ctrl + A
Mouse pointer to pen Ctrl + P Ctrl + P
Show or hide ink markup Ctrl + M Ctrl + M
Change the pointer to an eraser Ctrl + E Ctrl + E
Next slide N N
Previous slide P P
Set new timings while rehearsing T T
Stop/restart automatic slide show S S
Use mouse-click to advance (rehearsing) M M
Use original timings O O
White screen show/hide W W or COMMA
Re-record slide narration and timing   R
Return to the first slide Press and hold Right and Left Mouse buttons for 2 seconds Press and hold Right and Left Mouse buttons for 2 seconds

 

EDITING 2010 2013
Select All Ctrl + A Ctrl + A
Copy Ctrl + C Ctrl + C
Cut Ctrl + X Ctrl + X
Paste Ctrl + V Ctrl + V
Duplicating object Ctrl + D Ctrl + D
Find Ctrl + F Ctrl + F
Replace Ctrl + H Ctrl + H
Menu bar F10 F10
New slide Ctrl + M Ctrl + M
Duplicate slide Ctrl + Shift + D Ctrl + Shift + D
Next window or Next tab in a dialog box Ctrl + F6 or
Ctrl + Tab or
Ctrl + Page Down
Ctrl + F6 or
Ctrl + Tab
Previous window or Previous tab in a dialog box Ctrl + Shift + F6 or
Ctrl + Shift + Tab or
Ctrl + Page Up
Ctrl + Shift + F6 or
Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Undo Ctrl + Z Ctrl + Z
Repeat/Redo Ctrl + Y Ctrl + Y
Repeat Find Shift + F4 Shift + F4
Spelling and Grammar check F7 F7

 

DOCUMENT 2010 2013
New Ctrl + N Ctrl + N
Open Ctrl + O Ctrl + O
Close Ctrl + W Ctrl + W
Print Ctrl + P Ctrl + P
Save Ctrl + S Ctrl + S
Save As Ctrl + Shift + S Ctrl + Shift + S
Exit PPT Ctrl + Q Ctrl + Q

 

DIALOG BOXES 2010 2013
Move through options and elements Tab Tab
Move backwards through options and elements Shift + Tab Shift + Tab
Move through pages Ctrl + Tab Ctrl + Tab
Move backwards through pages Ctrl + Shift + Tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Make selections in combo boxes, radio buttons, etc. Space Space
Selects the option denoted by the underlined letter Alt + Underlined letter Alt + Underlined letter
Exits dialog box Esc Esc

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