Keyboard Shortcuts for Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

This blog post shares about keyboard shortcuts for using powerpoint2010.

Published on Updated on January 29 2020
Keyboard Shortcuts for Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

In e-learning, the job of an instructional designer is to develop storyboards may be by using Microsoft Office Word or PowerPoint. The point to consider here is that we need to develop storyboards within a limited time and in such cases, knowing some tricks or shortcuts to work with your tool will save your time and effort and help to complete the task on time.

Not only the instructional designers but many of us including project managers use Microsoft PowerPoint to give presentations on the job, for seminars, or even in business meetings; in this case, we need to use a PowerPoint presentation for explaining the functions of a product or a business strategy to our client. Here are a few keyboard shortcuts that will come in handy for you while giving a presentation and also when working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Slide show shortcuts:

We will now look at the keyboard shortcuts for working with a slide show.

Keyboard shortcutIts use
F5Start a presentation from the beginning.
N, Enter, Page Down, Right Arrow, Down Arrow, or SpacebarPerform the next animation or advance to the next slide.
P, Page Up, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or BackspacePerform the previous animation or return to the previous slide.
Number + EnterGo to the slide number.
B or PeriodDisplay a blank black slide, or return to the presentation from a blank black slide.
W or CommaDisplay a blank white slide, or return to the presentation from a blank white slide.
SStop or restart an automatic presentation.
ESC or HyphenEnd a presentation.
EErase onscreen annotations.
HGo to the next slide, if the next slide is hidden.
Press and hold Right and Left Mouse buttons for 2 secondsReturn to the first slide.
A or =Show or hide the arrow pointer.

Media shortcuts during presentation:

Let us now have a look at the use of media shortcuts while giving a presentation.

Keyboard shortcutIts use
ALT + QStop media playback.
ALT + PToggle between play and pause.
ALT + EndGo to the next bookmark.
ALT + HomeGo to the previous bookmark.
ALT + UpIncrease the sound volume.
ALT + DownDecrease the sound volume.
ALT + SHFT + Page DownSeek forward.
ALT + SHFT + Page UpSeek backward.
ALT + UMute the sound.

 Last but not the least is the use of the “fonts”. Here you will learn the keyboard shortcuts to change or resize the font and also how to move around in the text or cell areas.

Keyboard shortcutIts use
CTRL + SHFT + FChange the font.
CTRL + SHFT + PChange the font size.
CTRL + SHFT + >Increase the font size of the selected text.
CTRL + SHFT + <Decrease the font size of the selected text.
Move around in text or cells area
Keyboard shortcutIts use
Left ArrowMove one character to the left
Right ArrowMove one character to the right.
Up ArrowMove one line up.
Down ArrowMove one line down.
CTRL + Left ArrowMove one word to the left.
CTRL + Right ArrowMove one word to the right.
EndMove to the end of a line.
HomeMove to the beginning of a line.
CTRL + Up ArrowMove up one paragraph.
CTRL + Down ArrowMove down one paragraph
CTRL + EndMove to the end of a text box.
CTRL + HomeMove to the beginning of a text box.
CTRL + EnterIn Microsoft Office PowerPoint, move to the next title or body text placeholder. If it is the last placeholder on a slide, this will insert a new slide with the same slide layout as the original slide.
SHFT + F4Repeat the last Find action.

I hope these shortcuts will help you use your PowerPoint more effectively and also save your time! What do you think? Also want to add on to the list, do share your views.

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