Microsoft PowerPoint is used extensively in multinational corporations, educational institutions, government organizations, and hospitals for making presentations. The designing task requires editing, formatting, and arranging the elements now and then. The following shortcuts will help you use all the important functionalities conveniently and efficiently.
1) Jump to Nth slide in a slideshow
Slide Number + Enter Key
Once you start the slideshow, his shortcut helps you jump to the Nth slide in your presentation where N is the index of the slide you want to jump to.
2) Display a black or white slide (in slideshow mode)
B => Black slide
W=> White slide
This shortcut enables you to pause your presentation during a slideshow. Pressing the same key again resumes the slideshow.
3) Duplicate active slides
CTRL + SHIFT + D
This shortcut replicates the current slide in your presentation and places it right after.
4) Start Slideshow from the first slide
This shortcut launches the slide show right from the first slide in your presentation.
5) Start Slideshow from the current slide
Shortcut: SHIFT + F5
This shortcut begins the slide show right from the current page. It is of great utility when you want to restart the slideshow after editing a page.
5) Go to the next or previous slide
Page Down=> Go to the next slide
Page Up=> Go to the previous slide
6) Display the Shortcuts menu
shortcut: SHIFT + F10
Once you are in the slideshow, this shortcut equivalent function of the right-click. Thus, it helps you to get complete control of your keyboard.
7) Show the Slideshow Help shortcuts
When the Slideshow mode is on, this command will show all the slide show shortcuts to swiftly navigate your presentation.
8) Insert a hyperlink
Shortcut: CTRL + K
To insert a hyperlink in a text, select the text and use the above shortcut. This shortcut saves much time when you have to handle multiple hyperlinks.
9) Justify alignment
Shortcut: CTRL + J
You can easily switch the alignment of a piece of text to ‘Justify’ by the above shortcut.
10) Jump to the beginning or end of a line
END=> Jump to the end of a line
HOME => Jump to the beginning of a line
11) Launch thesaurus
Shortcut: SHIFT + F7
This shortcut opens up the thesaurus for you to get suggestions of synonyms for a word in the text.
12) Open the Font dialog box
Shortcut: CTRL + T
You can modify the font style and font size of a text by this shortcut without going to the menubar.
13) Change the text case
Shortcut: SHIFT + F3
In your presentation, you can switch between lowercase and uppercase swiftly by using the above shortcut.
14) Make text subscript or superscript
You can convert a piece of text into subscript or superscript by the following shortcuts:
CTRL + ‘=‘ subscript
CTRL + SHIFT + ‘=’ superscript
15) Open the spell check engine
Shortcut: Press F7
You get assured of the spelling of a word and grammar by opening the spell check engine.
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