“There are no speed limits on the road to success.” – David W. Johnson

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to improve your productivity with PowerPoint. You already have your hands on the keyboard, don’t disrupt your workflow by reaching for the mouse!


Description Shortcut
Open a new presentation Ctrl + N
Create a new slideCtrl + M
Duplicate the slideCtrl + D
Select allCtrl + A
CopyCtrl + C
PasteCtrl + V
CutCtrl + X
UndoCtrl + Z
RedoCtrl + Y
Save PresentationCtrl + S
Start Slide ShowF5
Close PresentationCtrl + W


Description Shortcut
Open AgendaCtrl + F7
Open LibraryCtrl + F8
Open Color PaneCtrl + F9
Open Tools PaneCtrl + F10
Open CheckCtrl + F11
Open SaveAlt + P + SV
Open SendAlt + P + SD
Open PublishAlt + P + PB
Open SettingsAlt + P + ST
Open ManualAlt + P + MS
Open TutorialAlt + P + TS
Open SupportAlt + P + SP


Description Shortcut
Duplicate objectCtrl + Drag object
Move objectCtrl + Up/Down/Right/Left arrow
Move object horizontally or verticallyShift + Move object
Rotate objectAlt + Left/Right arrow
Change object widthShift + Up/Down arrow
Change object heightShift + Left/Right arrow
Send to backCtrl + Shift + [
Send to frontCtrl + Shift + ]
Group objectsCtrl + G
Ungroup objectsCtrl + Shift + G

Format and Edit

Description Shortcut
BoldCtrl + B
ItalicCtrl + I
UnderlignedCtrl + U
Change caseShift + F3
Center a paragraphCtrl + E
Justify a paragraphCtrl + J
Left align a paragraphCtrl + L
Right align a paragraphCtrl + R
Increase font sizeCtrl + Shift + >
Decrease font sizeCtrl + Shift + <
Copy the formattingCtrl + Shit + C
Paste the formatting Ctrl + Shift + V

Content Navigation

Description Shortcut
Navigate through your text
  • Beginning of the previous word
  • Beginning of the current paragraph
  • Beginning of the next paragraph
  • End of the next word
  • Ctrl + Left arrow
  • Ctrl + Up arrow
  • Ctrl + Down arrow
  • Ctrl + Right arrow
  • Select content
  • Previous word
  • All the previous words of the current paragraph
  • All the next words of the current paragraph
  • Next word
  • Ctrl + Shift + Left arrow
  • Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow
  • Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow
  • Ctrl + Shift + Right arrow
  • Delete the next wordCtrl + Delete
    Delete the previous wordCtrl + Backspace

    There is a lot of other shortcuts that you could use. When you are working with PowerPoint just press “Alt” and you’ll see all the posibilities offered by the software. You can also check out Microsoft Support.

    We hope you enjoyed learning these shorcuts and that they will help you being faster while using PowerPoint. Do you have any useful shortcuts you would like to share with us? Don’t hesitate and leave a comment below :)

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    3 Responses to “Useful PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts”

    1. Rajesh

      Very nice shortcuts of power points. It’s really help to do fast works.
      Thanks for sharing your information with us.

    2. Linksys Support

      When you do the power point it consumes so much time, but if you know the keyboard shortcut then you can do that quickly. In this article, they discuss the key shortcut so that you can do your job very quickly and make that PPT in short span of time.


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