MS PowerPoint Basic and Advanced Shortcut Keys 
Below is a listing of the more commonly used shortcut keys in Microsoft PowerPoint. See the computer shortcuts page if you are looking for a list of shortcut keys used in other programs. Please be aware that some of these shortcuts may not work in all versions of Microsoft PowerPoint.


Shortcut
Description
E
In the Slide Show view, erase all pen tool and highlighter tool marks.
Esc
In the Slide Show view, exit the slide show and go back to the previously active view.
<slide number>+Enter
While in Slide Show view, jump to entered slide number. For example, if the slide show is on slide 8 and you want to jump to slide 10, press the number 1 key, then the number 0 key, then the Enter key.
Ctrl+A
1.) In the Normal view, select all contents of the slide.
2.) In the Slide Sorter view, select all slides.
3.) In the Slide Show view, change the pen tool to the normal cursor.
Ctrl+B
Bold highlighted text.
Ctrl+C
Copy selected text.
Ctrl+D
Insert a duplicate of the selected slide. Select the desired slide in the thumbnail pane on the left side of the PowerPoint program window, then press the Ctrl+D shortcut keys.
Ctrl+E
Align the line or selected text to the center of the slide.
Ctrl+F
Open the Find window.
Ctrl+H
In the Slide Show view, hide the cursor or any activated tools, like the pen or highlighter tool.
Ctrl+I
1.) In the Normal view, italicize highlighted text.
2.) In the Slide Show view, change the normal cursor to the highlighter tool. Click and hold the mouse button to use the highlighter on the screen.
Ctrl+J
Align, or distribute, the text evenly across the slide.
Ctrl+K
Insert a hyperlink.
Ctrl+L
Align the line or selected text to the left side of the slide.
Ctrl+M
Insert new, blank slide after the selected slide.
Ctrl+N
Open a new, blank slide deck in another PowerPoint program window.
Ctrl+O
Open the dialog box or page for selecting a file to open.
Ctrl+P
1.) In the Normal view, open the Print page to view the print preview and print the slide deck. Like Ctrl+Shift+F12.
2.) In the Slide Show view, change the normal cursor to the pen tool. Click and hold the mouse button to use the pen tool and draw on the screen.
Ctrl+R
Align the line or selected text to the right side of the slide.
Ctrl+S
Save the open slide deck. Like Shift+F12.
Ctrl+T
Open the Font window, to adjust font size, style, and type. Like Ctrl+Shift+F.
Ctrl+U
Underline the selected text.
Ctrl+V
Paste. Like Shift+Insert.
Ctrl+W
Close the currently open slide deck.
Ctrl+X
Cut selected text.
Ctrl+Y
Redo the last action performed.
Ctrl+Z
Undo the last action performed.
Ctrl+]
Increase font size of selected text. Like Ctrl+Shift+>.
Ctrl+Equal sign
Change selected text to subscript.
Ctrl+[
Decrease font size of selected text. Like Ctrl+Shift+<.
Ctrl+<left arrow>
Moves the cursor one word to the left.
Ctrl+<right arrow>
Moves the cursor one word to the right.
Ctrl+<up arrow>
Moves the cursor to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
Ctrl+<down arrow>
Moves the cursor to the end of the paragraph.
Ctrl+Del
Deletes word to the right of cursor.
Ctrl+Backspace
Deletes word to the left of cursor.
Ctrl+End
Moves the cursor to the end of the slide.
Ctrl+Home
Moves the cursor to the beginning of the slide.
Ctrl+Spacebar
Reset highlighted text to the default font size and type.
Ctrl+F1
Show or hide the Ribbon.
Ctrl+F2
Open the Print page to view the print preview and print the slide deck. Like Ctrl+Shift+F12.
Ctrl+Left mouse button
In the Slide Show view, activate the laser pointer cursor.
Ctrl+Shift+F
Open the Font window, to adjust font size, style, and type. Like Ctrl+T.
Ctrl+Shift+Plus sign
Change selected text to superscript.
Ctrl+Shift+>
Increases the selected text size by one font size. Like Ctrl+].
Ctrl+Shift+<
Decreases the selected text size by one font size. Like Ctrl+[.
Ctrl+Shift+F12
Opens the Print page to view the print preview and print the slide deck. Like Ctrl+F2.
Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Switch between the outline pane and the thumbnail pane.
Alt+Ctrl+F2
Open existing slide deck.
F1
1.) In all views except Reading View and Slide Show, open the Help menu.
2.) In the Slide Show view, display a list of shortcuts for use in a slide show.
F4
Repeat the last action performed.
F5
View the slide show for the entire slide deck.
F7
Spellcheck and grammar check selected text or slide.
F12
Save As.
Shift+F3
Change the selected text to be uppercase or lowercase, or have a capital letter at the beginning of each word. If no text is selected, only the first word after the cursor is changed.
Shift+F5
View the slide show starting from the selected slide.
Shift+F7
Runs a Thesaurus check on the selected word.
Shift+F9
Show or hide the grid on the slide.
Shift+F12
Save the open slide deck. Like Ctrl+S.
Shift+Insert
Paste. Like Ctrl+V.
Shift+Alt+D
Open the Date And Time window to insert the current date, time, or both. Like Shift+Alt+T.
Shift+Alt+T
Open the Date And Time window to insert the current date, time, or both. Like Shift+Alt+D.


MS PowerPoint Basic and Advanced Shortcut Keys
ActionShortcut Key
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
 MS PowerPoint Basic and Advanced Shortcut Keys 
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
 MS PowerPoint Basic and Advanced Shortcut Keys 

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
 MS PowerPoint Basic and Advanced Shortcut Keys 

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
 MS PowerPoint Basic and Advanced Shortcut Keys 

These are very useful PowerPoint Shortcut Keys. You Need to read these shortcut keys and apply to work to your home. you can work very easy.