105 Shortcuts for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

104 Shortcuts for Microsoft Power Point 2016 (MacOS/ English)

1. Editing text and objects

Delete

Delete one character to the left

Function+Delete

Delete one character to the right

+X

Cut selected text or object

+C

Copy selected text or object

+V

Paste cut or copied text or object

+Ctrl+V

Paste special

+Shift+>

Increase the font size

+Shift+<

Decrease the font size

+B

Apply bold formatting

+U

Apply an underline

+I

Apply italic formatting

+E

Center a paragraph

+J

Justify a paragraph

+L

Left align a paragraph

+R

Right align a paragraph

+Y

Redo the last action

+Z

Undo the last action

+T

Open the Format Text dialog box, Font options

+Option+M

Open the Format Text dialog box, Paragraph options

Option+Arrow Left

To Move To the beginning of a word or one word to the left

Option+Arrow Right

To Move One word to the right

+Arrow Right

To Move To the end of a line

+Arrow Left

To Move To the beginning of a line

Option+Arrow Up

To Move To the beginning of a paragraph or up one paragraph

Option+Arrow Down

To Move Down one paragraph

+Arrow Up/Arrow Down

To Move To the start or end of all the text in the object you are editing

2. Working with objects

Tab

Select the next object

Shift+Tab

Select the previous object

+A

Select all objects and all text

Arrow Keys or +Arrow Key

Move the selected object in the direction of the arrow

+Option+G

Group the selected objects

+Option+Shift+G

Ungroup the selected objects

+Option+J

Regroup the selected objects

Option+Arrow Right

Rotate the selected object clockwise

Option+Arrow Left

Rotate the selected object counterclockwise

+Shift+1

Format the selected object

+D

Duplicate selected objects

Shift+Arrow Keys

Resize selected objects

3. Presentations

+N

Create a new presentation

+Shift+P

Create a new presentation with a template from the PowerPoint Presentation gallery

Ctrl+M or +Shift+N

Insert a new slide

+- (Minus Sign)

Zoom out

++

Zoom in

+Shift+D

Make a copy of the selected slide

+O

Open a presentation

+W

Close a presentation

+P

Print a presentation

+S

Save a presentation

+Shift+S

Save a presentation with a different name, location, or file format.

+Q

Quit PowerPoint

+F

Find text and formatting

+K

Add a hyperlink to selected text, an image, or an object

ESC

Cancel a command, such as Save As

+Z

Undo an action

+Y

Redo or repeat an action

+~

Move through multiple open presentations.

+Shift+O

Open a recent file

4. Changing views

+1

Switch to normal view

+2

Switch to slide sorter view

+3

Switch to notes page view

+4

Switch to outline view

+Shift+Return

Switch to slide show

+Ctrl+F

Switch to full screen (hide menus)

Option+Return

Switch to presenter view

+Option+Ctrl+G

Show or hide guides

+Option+2 or Shift+(click Slide Sorter View)

Switch to handout master view

+Option+1 or Shift+(click Normal View)

Switch to slide master view

+Option+3

Switch to notes master view

5. Selecting text

Shift+Arrow Right

To Select One character to the right

Shift+Arrow Left

To Select One character to the left

Shift+Arrow Up

To Select From the insertion point to the same point one line up

Shift+Arrow Down

To Select From the insertion point to the same point one line down

+Shift+Arrow Left

To Select All text to the start of the line

+Shift+Arrow Right

To Select All text to the end of the line

Shift+Option+Arrow Down

To Select From the insertion point to the end of the paragraph

Shift+Option+Arrow Up

To Select From the insertion point to the beginning of the paragraph

6. Slide shows

N , Page Down , Arrow Right , Arrow Down , or the SPACEBAR (or click the mouse button)

Perform the next animation or advance to the next slide

P , Page Up , Arrow Left , Arrow Up , or Delete

Return to the previous animation or return to the previous slide

The number of the slide that you want to view, and then press Return

Go to slide number

B or .

Display a black screen, or return to the slide show from a black screen

W or ,

Display a white screen, or return to the slide show from a white screen

+Shift+ Return

Play slide show from the first slide

+Return

Play slide show from the current slide

ESC  or +. or +-

End a slide show

E

Erase on-screen annotations

H

Go to next hidden slide if the next slide is hidden

+P

Redisplay hidden pointer and/or change the pointer to a pen

+A

Redisplay hidden pointer and/or change the pointer to an arrow

Ctrl+H

Hide the pointer on mouse move

Hold down Ctrl and click the mouse button

Display the contextual menu

+Option+Ctrl+R

Show Thesaurus entry for a selected word

+Option+Ctrl+L

Show Smart Lookup entry for a selected word or phrase

Option+Return

Switch to presenter view

7. Working in tables

Tab

Move to the next cell

Shift+Tab

Move to the preceding cell

Arrow Down

Move to the next line or row

Arrow Up

Move to the preceding line or row

Return

Start a new paragraph in a cell

Tab at the end of the last row

Add a new row at the bottom of the table

8. Windows and dialog boxes

+W

Close the active window

Return

Perform the action assigned to a default button in a dialog box

ESC

Cancel a command and close the dialog box

+H

Hide the current window

+M

Minimize the current window

Created by Peherte on 5/17/2017. Last updated by guest on 5/17/2017

 

9 Comments for 'PowerPoint 2016'   

 
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Comment #9 by Pradeep Verma Jul 30, 2013 at 10:10 am  Reply

This Shortcut keys are very useful for me.

Thank you

Comment #8 by franbar Jan 16, 2013 at 03:28 am  Reply

Perhaps the most handy of all:
While in presentation mode, ? (question mark) will show a list of all shortcuts possible during a presentation.
The big advantage: this will work in any locale and will show the locale dependent shortcuts.

e.g. In German powerpoint you would have to press S (schwartz) to show a black slide whilst in English the shortcut would be B.

Comment #7 by Loren Apr 11, 2012 at 10:10 am  Reply

under powerpoint the heading word task is spelled wrong

Reply #1 bernd Apr 11, 2012 at 03:47 pm

thanks, loren. corrected.

Comment #6 by mzavala31 Feb 23, 2012 at 02:41 pm  Reply

Does anybody have a list of shortcuts for PowerPoint 2010?

Comment #5 by EJC Feb 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm  Reply

Anyone know the shortcut to go to a particular slide number in edit mode?

Comment #4 by tereda Dec 13, 2011 at 06:35 am  Reply

is this power point shortcut can help students like me?? is this is correct ??

Comment #3 by James Apr 6, 2011 at 03:12 pm  Reply

NM. it's alt, h, g, a ... not quite as easy as before, but at least they didn't kill the functionality...

Comment #2 by James Apr 6, 2011 at 03:06 pm  Reply

Does anyone the shortcut to align a selected object on a page? In the older version of ppt it was alt, r, a and then you could select whether to align relative to the slide or align relative to the other selected objects. I just upgraded to 2007 and i can't figure it out, appreciate any help. thanks!

Comment #1 by knd Mar 10, 2011 at 08:36 am  Reply

On my PP2007 (winXP) :rnCtrl+Shift+H decreases font sizernctrl+Shift+K increases font size

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