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PowerPoint 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are the quickest way of getting tasks done in PowerPoint. Knowing atleast a few keyboard shortcuts for common tasks can save alot of time.

Download the keyboard shortcuts reference sheet

Standard

Ctrl + N – New Presentation

Ctrl + O – Open Presentation

Ctrl + W – Close Presentation

Alt + F4 – Quit PowerPoint

Ctrl + Q – Quit PowerPoint

Ctrl + S – Save

F12 – Save As

Ctrl + M – New Slide

Ctrl + P – Print

Ctrl + Z – Undo

Ctrl + Y – Redo

Ctrl + K – Hyperlink

F1 – Help

F7 – Spell Check

Shift + F7 – Thesaurus

Alt + F8 – Macros

Alt + F11 – VB Editor

Selection and Navigation

Ctrl + F – Find

Ctrl + H – Replace

Ctrl + Enter - Next Placeholder

Ctrl + Home – Start of Presentation

Ctrl + End – End of Presentation

Page Up or Up Arrow – Previous Slide

Page Down or Down Arrow – Next Slide

Ctrl + A - Select All

Shift + Home – Select the Rest of the Presentation Before the Cursor

Shift + End – Select the Rest of the Presentation After the Cursor

Tab – Next Object

Shift + Tab – Previous Object

 

Formatting

Ctrl + B – Bold

Ctrl + I – Italic

Ctrl + U – Underline

Shift + F3 – Change Case

Ctrl + E – Centre Align

Ctrl + L – Left Align

Ctrl + R – Right Align

 

Moving and Copying

Ctrl + X – Cut

Ctrl + C – Copy

Ctrl + V – Paste

Ctrl + D – Duplicate

Click and Drag – Move

Ctrl + Click and Drag - Copy

 

Handling Objects

Shift + F9 – Show/Hide Grid

Alt + F9 – Show/Hide Guides

Ctrl + G – Group Objects

Ctrl + Shift + G – Ungroup Objects

Ctrl + Shift + J – Regroup Objects

Arrow Keys – Nudge Object One Grid Unit

Shift + Resize – Resize Maintaining Proportions

Shift + Drag – Move while Maintaining Alignment

Shift + Ctrl + Drag – Copy while Maintaining Alignment

 

Slide Show

F5 – Begin Slide Show

Esc – End Slide Show

Ctrl + P – Change Pointer to Pen

Ctrl + H – Hide Pointer

Click + A – Change Pointer to Arrow

Ctrl + E - Change Pointer to Eraser

Ctrl + M - Show/Hide Ink Markup

E - Erase Ink on Screen

Number then Enter - Got to that slide

Ctrl + S - All Slides Dialogue Box

B - Blacks/Unblacks the Screen

W -

Whites/Unwhites the Screen

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