Are you frequently creating PowerPoint presentations? It is wise to learn the different shortcuts in PowerPoint that can make your work more efficient. These are keyboard combinations that allow you to perform actions directly, such as adding a new slide or photo. The use of these shortcuts can help you work faster and more efficiently. Below you can read everything about shortcuts in PowerPoint.
Shortcuts are useful when working with PowerPoint. They allow you to work more efficiently by performing certain actions with a single keystroke instead of having to search for the same action in a menu.
The most commonly used shortcuts are popular for a reason. Here's a list of them:
- Ctrl+N: Create a new presentation
- Ctrl+M: Add a new slide
- Ctrl+S: Save presentation
- F5: Start slideshow
- Esc: End slideshow
- Ctrl+C: Copy selected text or slide
- Ctrl+V: Paste selected text or slide
- Ctrl+Z: Undo last change
Using shortcuts has a positive effect on your PowerPoint presentation. Not only can you create a presentation faster, but you can also move through the slides more easily during the presentation. You can start or end the PowerPoint with a shortcut and switch slides with one press of the keyboard. This allows you to work smoothly and not waste time fumbling with your presentation.
If you're working on your PowerPoint, you can speed up the workflow with shortcuts. With Ctrl+C, you copy something, with Ctrl+V, you paste something, and with Ctrl+X, you cut something. Alt in combination with H, F, and S can change the font size for selected text, and with Ctrl+B and Ctrl+I, you get bold or italic text. With Alt+G, H, you can select a theme, Alt+H, L is to select a slide layout, and with Alt+N, S, H you can insert a shape. Insert images with Alt+N, P, D.
Want to include a shortcut that isn't standard in PowerPoint? You can! Go to the File tab and click Options. In Customize Ribbon, you can customize or add shortcuts. In the Categories box, select the correct category and in the Commands box, select the name of the command. You can see which shortcut is currently assigned and change it. If no shortcut is assigned, add a new one. Click Add to assign the keystroke to the action. From now on, you can use the new shortcut.