IMPORTANT MICROSOFT POWERPOINT KEYBOARD SHORT CUTS.

Keyboard short cuts helps to make our work easy and fast especially when we are typing and we desire to meet our target.,our focus in this article is on microsoft powerpoint and includes the following versions

  1. Microsoft office 2003,2007,20010,2013,and 2016.
Go to “Tell me what you want to do”Alt + Q
ZoomAlt + W, Q, Tab to value you want
Switch between outline and thumbnail paneCtrl + Shift + Tab
Move to next placeholder (if on slide’s last placeholder, this inserts a new slide)Ctrl + Enter
Insert a new slideCtrl + M
Duplicate the current sideCtrl + D
Increase font sizeCtrl + Shift + >
Decrease font sizeCtrl + Shift + <
Display the font dialog boxCtrl + T or Ctrl + Shift + F
Change caseShift + F3
Apply superscript formattingCtrl + Equal sign
Apply subscript formattingCtrl + Shift + Plus sign
Remove manual character formattingCtrl + Spacebar
Center a paragraphCtrl + E
Justify a paragraphCtrl + J
Left align a paragraphCtrl + L
Right align a paragraphCtrl + R
Promote a paragraph in an outlineAlt + Shift + Left arrow
Demote a paragraph in an outlineAlt + Shift + Right arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs upAlt + Shift + Up arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs downAlt + Shift + Down arrow
Display outline heading level 1Alt + Shift + 1
Expand outline text below a headingAlt + Shift + +
Collapse outline text below a headingAlt + Shift + –
Collapse or show all text or headingsAlt + Shift +A
Show or hide the gridShift + F9
Show or hide the guidesAlt + F9
Activate the pen tool during a showCtrl + P
Erase pen tool drawings during a showE
Turn off the pen tool during a showEsc
Change the pen to a pointer during a showCtrl + A
Hide the pointer or pen during a showCtrl + H
Move to the next hyperlink during a showTab
Make the screen go black during a showB
Make the screen go white during a showW
Stop or restart an automatic showS
Return to the first slide during show1 + Enter
Group Items (with items selected)Ctrl + G
UngroupCtrl + Shift + G
During presentation, Go to slide numberSlide number + Enter
Copy formatting of selected shapeCtrl + Shift + C
Paste formatting only to another shapeCtrl + Shift + V
Insert hyperlinkCtrl + K
Stop the show. Press S again to restart the showS
End the slide showEsc
Select to the end of a wordCtrl + Shift + Right arrow
Select to the beginning of a wordCtrl + Shift + Left arrow
Select all objectsCtrl + A (on Slides tab)
Select all slidesCtrl + A (in Slide Sorter view)
Select all textCtrl + A (on the Outline tab)
Delete one word to the leftCtrl + Backspace
Delete one word to the rightCtrl + Delete
Cut selected object or textCtrl + X
Copy selected object or textCtrl + C
Paste cut or copied object or textCtrl + V
UndoCtrl + Z
RedoCtrl + Y
Open Find dialog boxCtrl + F
CancelEsc
Move to File tab ribbonAlt + F, use letters to navigate
Move to Home tab ribbonAlt + H, use letters to navigate
Move to Insert tab ribbonAlt + N, use letters to navigate
Move to Design tab ribbonAlt + G, use letters to navigate
Move to Transitions tab ribbonAlt + K, use letters to navigate
Move to Animations tab ribbonAlt + A, use letters to navigate
Move to Slide Show tab ribbonAlt + S, use letters to navigate
Move to Review tab ribbonAlt + R, use letters to navigate
Move to View tab ribbonAlt + W, use letters to navigate
On the ribbon, to move between commandsTab or Shift-tab
To move between groups on a ribbonCtrl + Right Arrow or Ctrl + Left Arrow
Activate a selected command on the ribbonSpacebar or Enter key
Open a gallery on the ribbonSpacebar or Enter key
Finish with a control on the ribbon and move back to the documentEnter key
Expand or collapse the ribbonCtrl + F1
HelpF1
Edit in selected placeholderF2
RepeatF4
Run a presentationF5
View the slide show from the current slide forwardShift + F5
Move clockwise among panes 
in Normal view
F6
Move counterclockwise among panes
in Normal view
Shift + F6
SpellcheckF7
Display ribbon key tip lettersF10
Opens Save As dialog boxF12
ActionShortcut Key
Switch between outline and thumbnail paneCtrl + Shift + Tab
Move to next placeholder (if on slide’s last placeholder, this inserts a new slide)Ctrl + Enter
Insert a new slideCtrl + M
Duplicate the current sideCtrl + D
Increase font sizeCtrl + Shift + >
Decrease font sizeCtrl + Shift + <
Display the font dialog boxCtrl + T or Ctrl + Shift + F
Change caseShift + F3
Apply superscript formattingCtrl + Equal sign
Apply subscript formattingCtrl + Shift + Plus sign
Remove manual character formattingCtrl + Spacebar
Center a paragraphCtrl + E
Justify a paragraphCtrl + J
Left align a paragraphCtrl + L
Right align a paragraphCtrl + R
Promote a paragraph in an outlineAlt + Shift + Left arrow
Demote a paragraph in an outlineAlt + Shift + Right arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs upAlt + Shift + Up arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs downAlt + Shift + Down arrow
Display outline heading level 1Alt + Shift + 1
Expand outline text below a headingAlt + Shift + +
Collapse outline text below a headingAlt + Shift + –
Collapse or show all text or headingsAlt + Shift +A
Show or hide the gridShift + F9
Show or hide the guidesAlt + F9
Run a presentationF5
Activate the pen tool during a showCtrl + P
Erase pen tool drawings during a showE
Turn off the pen tool during a showEsc
Change the pen to a pointer during a showCtrl + A
Hide the pointer or pen during a showCtrl + H
Move to the next hyperlink during a showTab
Make the screen go black during a showB
Make the screen go white during a showW
Stop or restart an automatic showS
Return to the first slide during show1 + Enter
Group Items (with items selected)Ctrl + G
UngroupCtrl + Shift + G
During presentation, Go to slide numberSlide number + Enter
Move clockwise among panes in Normal viewF6
Move counterclockwise among panes in Normal viewShift + F6
Copy formatting of selected shapeCtrl + Shift + C
Paste formatting only to another shapeCtrl + Shift + V
Insert hyperlinkCtrl + K
HelpF1
View the complete slide showF5
View the slide show from the current slide forwardShift + F5
SpellcheckF7
Opens Save As dialog boxF12
Stop the show. Press S again to restart the showS
End the slide showEsc
Select to the end of a wordCtrl + Shift + Right arrow
Select to the beginning of a wordCtrl + Shift + Left arrow
Select all objectsCtrl + A (on Slides tab)
Select all slidesCtrl + A (in Slide Sorter view)
Select all textCtrl + A (on the Outline tab)
Delete one word to the leftCtrl + Backspace
Delete one word to the rightCtrl + Delete
Cut selected object or textCtrl + X
Copy selected object or textCtrl + C
Paste cut or copied object or textCtrl + V
UndoCtrl + Z
RedoCtrl + Y
Open Find dialog boxCtrl + F
ActionShortcut Key
Switch between outline and slide viewCtrl + Shift + Tab
Insert a new slideCtrl + M
Duplicate the current sideCtrl + D
Increase font sizeCtrl + Shift + >
Decrease font sizeCtrl + Shift + <
Display the font dialog boxCtrl + T
Change caseShift + F3
Promote a paragraph in an outlineAlt + Shift + Left arrow
Demote a paragraph in an outlineAlt + Shift + Right arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs upAlt + Shift + Up arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs downAlt + Shift + Down arrow
Display outline heading level 1Alt + Shift + 1
Expand outline text below a headingAlt + Shift + +
Collapse outline text below a headingAlt + Shift + –
Collapse or show all text or headingsAlt + Shift +A
Show or hide the gridShift + F9
Show or hide the guidesAlt + F9
Run a presentationF5
Activate the pen tool during a showCtrl + P
Erase pen tool drawings during a showE
Turn off the pen toolEsc
Change the pen to a pointerCtrl + A
Hide the pointer or penCtrl + H
Move to the next hyperlinkTab
Make the screen go black during a showB
Make the screen go white during a showW
Stop or restart an automatic  showS
Return to the first slide1 + Enter
Group Items (with items selected)Ctrl + G
UngroupCtrl + Shift + G
During presentation, Go to slide numberSlide number + Enter
Move clockwise among panes
in Normal view
F6
Move counterclockwise among panes
in Normal view
Shift + F6
Copy formatting of selected shapeCtrl + Shift + C
Paste formatting only to another shapeCtrl + Shift + V
Insert hyperlinkCtrl + K
HelpF1
View the complete slide showF5
View the slide show from the current slide forwardShift + F5
SpellcheckF7
Opens Save As dialog boxF12
Stop the show. Press S again to restart the showS
End the slide showEsc
ActionShortcut Key
Switch between outline and slide viewCtrl + Shift + Tab
Insert a new slideCtrl + M
Duplicate the current sideCtrl + D
Increase font sizeCtrl + Shift + >
Decrease font sizeCtrl + Shift + <
Display the font dialog boxCtrl + T
Change caseShift + F3
Promote a paragraph in an outlineAlt + Shift + Left arrow
Demote a paragraph in an outlineAlt + Shift + Right arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs upAlt + Shift + Up arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs downAlt + Shift + Down arrow
Display outline heading level 1Alt + Shift + 1
Expand outline text below a headingAlt + Shift + +
Collapse outline text below a headingAlt + Shift + –
Collapse or show all text or headingsAlt + Shift +A
Show or hide the gridShift + F9
Show or hide the guidesAlt + F9
Run a presentationF5
Activate the pen tool during a showCtrl + P
Erase pen tool drawings during a showE
Turn off the pen toolEsc
Change the pen to a pointerCtrl + A
Hide the pointer or penCtrl + H
Move to the next hyperlinkTab
Make the screen go black during a showB
Make the screen go white during a showW
Stop or restart an automatic  showS
Return to the first slide1 + Enter
Group Items (with items selected)Ctrl + G
UngroupCtrl + Shift + G
During presentation, Go to slide numberSlide number + Enter
Move clockwise among panes
in Normal view
F6
Move counterclockwise among panes
in Normal view
Shift + F6
Copy formatting of selected shapeCtrl + Shift + C
Paste formatting only to another shapeCtrl + Shift + V
Insert hyperlinkCtrl + K
ActionShortcut Key
Switch between outline and side viewCtrl + Shift + Tab
Insert a new slideCtrl + M
Duplicate the current sideCtrl + D
Increase font sizeCtrl + Shift + >
Decrease font sizeCtrl + Shift + <
Display the font dialog boxCtrl + T
Open the properties for an objectDouble-click the object
Promote a paragraph in an outlineAlt + Shift + Left arrow
Demote a paragraph in an outlineAlt + Shift + Right arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs upAlt + Shift + Up arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs downAlt + Shift + Down arrow
Display outline heading level 1Alt + Shift + 1
Expand outline text below a headingAlt + Shift + +
Collapse outline text below a headingAlt + Shift + –
Collapse or show all text or headingsAlt + Shift +A
Show or hide the gridShift + F9
Show or hide the guidesAlt + F9
Change grid and guide settingsCtrl + G
Activate the pen tool during a showCtrl + P
Erase pen tool drawings during a showE
Turn off the pen toolEsc
Change the pen to a pointerCtrl + A
Hide the pointer or penCtrl + H
Move to the next hyperlinkTab
Make the screen go black during a showB
Make the screen go white during a showW
Stop or restart a showS
Return to the first slide1 + Enter

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