Microsoft PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts

Action Shortcut Key
Switch between outline and thumbnail pane Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Move to next placeholder (if on slide’s last placeholder, this inserts a new slide) Ctrl + Enter
Insert a new slide Ctrl + M
Duplicate the current side Ctrl + D
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + <
Display the font dialog box Ctrl + T or Ctrl + Shift + F
Change case Shift + F3
Apply superscript formatting Ctrl + Equal sign
Apply subscript formatting Ctrl + Shift + Plus sign
Remove manual character formatting Ctrl + Spacebar
Center a paragraph Ctrl + E
Justify a paragraph Ctrl + J
Left align a paragraph Ctrl + L
Right align a paragraph Ctrl + R
Promote a paragraph in an outline Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Demote a paragraph in an outline Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs up Alt + Shift + Up arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs down Alt + Shift + Down arrow
Display outline heading level 1 Alt + Shift + 1
Expand outline text below a heading Alt + Shift + +
Collapse outline text below a heading Alt + Shift + –
Collapse or show all text or headings Alt + Shift +A
Show or hide the grid Shift + F9
Show or hide the guides Alt + F9
Run a presentation F5
Activate the pen tool during a show Ctrl + P
Erase pen tool drawings during a show E
Turn off the pen tool during a show Esc
Change the pen to a pointer during a show Ctrl + A
Hide the pointer or pen during a show Ctrl + H
Move to the next hyperlink during a show Tab
Make the screen go black during a show B
Make the screen go white during a show W
Stop or restart an automatic show S
Return to the first slide during show 1 + Enter
Group Items (with items selected) Ctrl + G
Ungroup Ctrl + Shift + G
During presentation, Go to slide number Slide number + Enter
Move clockwise among panes in Normal view F6
Move counterclockwise among panes in Normal view Shift + F6
Copy formatting of selected shape Ctrl + Shift + C
Paste formatting only to another shape Ctrl + Shift + V
Insert hyperlink Ctrl + K
Help F1
View the complete slide show F5
View the slide show from the current slide forward Shift + F5
Spellcheck F7
Opens Save As dialog box F12
Stop the show. Press S again to restart the show S
End the slide show Esc
Select to the end of a word Ctrl + Shift + Right arrow
Select to the beginning of a word Ctrl + Shift + Left arrow
Select all objects Ctrl + A (on Slides tab)
Select all slides Ctrl + A (in Slide Sorter view)
Select all text Ctrl + A (on the Outline tab)
Delete one word to the left Ctrl + Backspace
Delete one word to the right Ctrl + Delete
Cut selected object or text Ctrl + X
Copy selected object or text Ctrl + C
Paste cut or copied object or text Ctrl + V
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y
Open Find dialog box Ctrl + F
Action Shortcut Key
Switch between outline and slide view Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Insert a new slide Ctrl + M
Duplicate the current side Ctrl + D
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + <
Display the font dialog box Ctrl + T
Change case Shift + F3
Promote a paragraph in an outline Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Demote a paragraph in an outline Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs up Alt + Shift + Up arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs down Alt + Shift + Down arrow
Display outline heading level 1 Alt + Shift + 1
Expand outline text below a heading Alt + Shift + +
Collapse outline text below a heading Alt + Shift + –
Collapse or show all text or headings Alt + Shift +A
Show or hide the grid Shift + F9
Show or hide the guides Alt + F9
Run a presentation F5
Activate the pen tool during a show Ctrl + P
Erase pen tool drawings during a show E
Turn off the pen tool Esc
Change the pen to a pointer Ctrl + A
Hide the pointer or pen Ctrl + H
Move to the next hyperlink Tab
Make the screen go black during a show B
Make the screen go white during a show W
Stop or restart an automatic  show S
Return to the first slide 1 + Enter
Group Items (with items selected) Ctrl + G
Ungroup Ctrl + Shift + G
During presentation, Go to slide number Slide number + Enter
Move clockwise among panes
in Normal view
F6
Move counterclockwise among panes
in Normal view
Shift + F6
Copy formatting of selected shape Ctrl + Shift + C
Paste formatting only to another shape Ctrl + Shift + V
Insert hyperlink Ctrl + K
Help F1
View the complete slide show F5
View the slide show from the current slide forward Shift + F5
Spellcheck F7
Opens Save As dialog box F12
Stop the show. Press S again to restart the show S
End the slide show Esc
Action Shortcut Key
Switch between outline and slide view Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Insert a new slide Ctrl + M
Duplicate the current side Ctrl + D
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + <
Display the font dialog box Ctrl + T
Change case Shift + F3
Promote a paragraph in an outline Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Demote a paragraph in an outline Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs up Alt + Shift + Up arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs down Alt + Shift + Down arrow
Display outline heading level 1 Alt + Shift + 1
Expand outline text below a heading Alt + Shift + +
Collapse outline text below a heading Alt + Shift + –
Collapse or show all text or headings Alt + Shift +A
Show or hide the grid Shift + F9
Show or hide the guides Alt + F9
Run a presentation F5
Activate the pen tool during a show Ctrl + P
Erase pen tool drawings during a show E
Turn off the pen tool Esc
Change the pen to a pointer Ctrl + A
Hide the pointer or pen Ctrl + H
Move to the next hyperlink Tab
Make the screen go black during a show B
Make the screen go white during a show W
Stop or restart an automatic  show S
Return to the first slide 1 + Enter
Group Items (with items selected) Ctrl + G
Ungroup Ctrl + Shift + G
During presentation, Go to slide number Slide number + Enter
Move clockwise among panes
in Normal view
F6
Move counterclockwise among panes
in Normal view
Shift + F6
Copy formatting of selected shape Ctrl + Shift + C
Paste formatting only to another shape Ctrl + Shift + V
Insert hyperlink Ctrl + K
Action Shortcut Key
Switch between outline and side view Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Insert a new slide Ctrl + M
Duplicate the current side Ctrl + D
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + <
Display the font dialog box Ctrl + T
Open the properties for an object Double-click the object
Promote a paragraph in an outline Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Demote a paragraph in an outline Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs up Alt + Shift + Up arrow
Move selected outline paragraphs down Alt + Shift + Down arrow
Display outline heading level 1 Alt + Shift + 1
Expand outline text below a heading Alt + Shift + +
Collapse outline text below a heading Alt + Shift + –
Collapse or show all text or headings Alt + Shift +A
Show or hide the grid Shift + F9
Show or hide the guides Alt + F9
Change grid and guide settings Ctrl + G
Activate the pen tool during a show Ctrl + P
Erase pen tool drawings during a show E
Turn off the pen tool Esc
Change the pen to a pointer Ctrl + A
Hide the pointer or pen Ctrl + H
Move to the next hyperlink Tab
Make the screen go black during a show B
Make the screen go white during a show W
Stop or restart a show S
Return to the first slide 1 + Enter