S/N Short Cut Keys Function
1 Ctrl+N:  Create a new presentation
2 Ctrl+O:  Open an existing presentation
3 Ctrl+S:  Save a presentation
4 F12 or Alt+F2 Open the Save As dialog box
5 Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4 Close a presentation
6 Ctrl+Q Save and close a presentation
7 Ctrl+Z Undo an action
8 Ctrl+Y Redo an action
9 Ctrl+F2 Print Preview View
10 F1 Open the Help pane
11 Alt+Q Go to the “Tell me what you want to do” box
12 F7 Check spelling
13 Alt or F10 Turn key tips on or off
14 Ctrl+F1 Show or hide the ribbon
15 Ctrl+F Search in a presentation or use Find and Replace
16 Alt+F Open the File tab menu
17 Alt+H Go to the Home tab
18 Alt+N Open the Insert tab
19 Alt+G Open the Design tab
20 Alt+K Go to the Transitions tab
21 Alt+A Go to the Animations tab
22 Alt+S Go to the Slide Show tab
23 Alt+R Go to the Review tab
24 Alt+W Go to View tab
25 Alt+X Go to the Add-ins tab
26 Alt+Y Go to the Help tab
27 Ctrl+Tab Switch between open presentations

Selecting and Navigating Text, Objects, and Slides

S/N Short Cut Keys Function
1 Ctrl+A Select all text in a text box, all objects on a slide, or all slides in a presentation (for the latter, click on a slide thumbnail first)
2 Tab  Select or move to the next object on a slide
3 Shift+Tab Select or move to the previous object on a slide
4 Home Go to the first slide, or from within a text box, go to the beginning of the line
5 End Go to the last slide, or from within a text box, go to the end of the line
6 PgDn Go to the next slide
7 PgUp Go the previous slide
8 Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow Move a slide up or down in your presentation (click on a slide thumbnail first)
9 Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down Arrow Move a slide to the beginning or end of your presentation (click on a slide thumbnail first)

Formatting and Editing

S/N Short Cut Keys Function
1 Ctrl+X Cut selected text, selected object(s), or selected slide(s)
2 Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert Copy selected text, selected object(s), or selected slide(s)
3 Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert Paste selected text, selected object(s), or selected slide(s)
4 Ctrl+Alt+V Open the Paste Special dialog box
5 Delete Remove selected text, selected object(s), or selected slide(s)
6 Ctrl+B Add or remove bold to selected text
7 Ctrl+I Add or remove italics to selected text
8 Ctrl+U Add or remove underline to selected text
9 Ctrl+E Center a paragraph
10 Ctrl+J Justify a paragraph
11 Ctrl+L Left align a paragraph
12 Ctrl+R Right align a paragraph
13 Ctrl+T Open the Font dialog box when text or object is selected
14 Alt+W,Q Open the Zoom dialog box to change the zoom for the slide
15 Alt+N,P Insert a picture
16 Alt+H,S,H Insert a shape
17 Alt+H,L Select a slide layout
18 Ctrl+K Insert a hyperlink
19 Ctrl+M Insert a new slide
20 Ctrl+D Duplicate the selected object or slide (for the latter, click on a slide thumbnail first)

Helpful Slideshow Shortcuts

S/N Short Cut Keys Function
1 F5 Start the presentation from the beginning
2 Shift+F5 Start the presentation from the current slide (this one is great when you want to test out how the slide your currently working on will look in your presentation)
3 Ctrl+P Annotate with the Pen tool during a slideshow
4 N or Page Down Advance to the next slide during a slideshow
5 P or Page Up Return to the previous slide during a slide show
6 B Change the screen to black during a slideshow; press B again to return to the slideshow
7 Esc End the slideshow

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