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Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 Shortcuts - I

Whenever a Windows user wants to create a presentation, on his laptop, the first thing that comes to his mind is to use Microsoft Powerpoint. Powerpoint fulfills all the needs, be it the presentation for school project, college project or slideshow for a client. Every Windows user uses it and probably likes it as well, not just because of the amazing features but also because of the amazing updates that come with every launch. Creating presentations can become hectic if you are creating one with many slides. So, here are some shortcuts that will help you reduce the time you spend on doing various things and super boost your productivity.

A) The major thing after creating a presentation, whose shortcuts I will tell you later, is execution of the presentation. So, here are some shortcuts to show your presentation.

1. F5

--> One of the most commonly used shortcut, it starts the presentation from the beginning.


2. N/Enter/Page Down/Arrow Right/Arrow Down/Space

--> The above shortcuts allow to perform the next animation or advance to the next slide.


3. P/Page Up/Arrow Left/Arrow UP/Backspace

--> The above commands allow to perform the previous animation or return to the previous slide.


4. [Slide Number] + Enter

--> The above command allows to go to slide whose number you have entered.


5. W/,

--> The above command allows to display a blank white slide or return to the presentation from a blank white slide.


6. B/.

--> The above command allows to display a blank black slide or return to the presentation from a blank black slide.


7. S

--> The above command allows to stop or restart an automatic presentation.


8. Esc/-

--> The above command allows to end a presentation.


9. H

--> The above command allows to go to the nest slide if the next slide is hidden.


10. E

--> The above command allows to erase on-screen annotations.


11. T

--> The above command allows to set new timings while rehearsing.


12. M

--> The above command allows to use a mouse click to advance while rehearsing.


13. O

--> The above command allows to use original timings while rehearsing.


14. 1 + Enter

--> The above command returns to the first slide.

*** This works just like Shortcut number 4.


15. Ctrl + P

--> The above command re displays hidden pointer or changes the pointer to a pen.


16. Ctrl + A

--> The above command re displays hidden pointer or changes the pointer to an arrow.


17. Ctrl + H

--> The above command hides the pointer and the navigation button immediately.


18. Ctrl + U

--> The above command hides the pointer and the navigation button in 15 seconds.


19. Shift + F10

--> The above command displays the shortcut menu.


20. Tab

--> The above command allows to go to the first or next hyperlink on a slide.


21. Shift + Tab

--> The above command allows to go to the last or the previous hyperlink on a slide.


22. Pressing Enter while the hyperlink is selected

--> The above command performs the mouse click behavior of the selected hyperlink.


B) As promised above, these shortcuts will increase your productivity whilst working with text and objects.

1. a) Alt + Shift + Arrow Right

--> The above shortcut allows to demote a paragraph.


b) Alt + Shift + Arrow Left

--> The above shortcut allows to promote a paragraph.


2. a) Alt + Shift + Arrow Up

--> The above shortcut moves the selected paragraphs up.


b) Alt + Shift + Arrow Down

--> The above shortcut moves the selected paragraphs down.


3. a) Alt + Shift + 1

--> The above shortcut shows heading level 1.


b) Alt + Shift + [+]

--> The above shortcut expands the text below a heading.


c) Alt + Shift + [-]

--> The above shortcut collapses the text below a heading.


4. a) Shift + Arrow Right

--> The above shortcut selects one character to the right.


b) Shift + Arrow Left

--> The above shortcut selects one character to the left.


5. a) Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Right

--> The above shortcut selects to the end of the word.


b) Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Left

--> The above shortcut selects to the beginning of the word.


6. a) Shift + Arrow Up

--> The above shortcut selects one line up.


b) Shift + Arrow Down

--> The above shortcut selects one line down.


7. a) Esc

--> The above shortcut allows to select an object (with text selected inside the object).


b) Enter

--> The above shortcut allows to select the text within an object (with an object selected).


8. a) Ctrl + a [On the Slides Tab]

--> The above shortcut selects all objects.


b) Ctrl + a [In the Slide Sorter view]

--> The above shortcut selects all slides.


c) Ctrl + a [On the Outline Tab]

--> The above shortcut selects all text.


9. a) Backspace

--> The above shortcut deletes one character to the left.


b) Ctrl + Backspace

--> The above shortcut deletes one word to the left.


10. a) Delete

--> The above shortcut deletes one character to the right.


b) Ctrl + Delete

--> The above shortcut deletes one word to the right.


11. Ctrl + X

--> The above shortcut cuts the selected object.


12. a) Ctrl + C

--> The above shortcut copies the selected object.


b) Ctrl + Shift + C

--> The above shortcut copies the formatting only.


13. Ctrl + V

--> The above shortcut pastes the cut or copied object.


b) Ctrl + Shift + V

--> The above shortcut pastes the formatting only.


14. Ctrl + Z

--> The above shortcut allows to undo the last action.


15. Ctrl + Y

--> The above shortcut allows to redo the last action.


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