Dawn Bjork Buzbee
The Software Pro®
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Certified Microsoft Office 2010 Specialist (MOS 2010) Master Instructor
Certified Microsoft Office 2007 Specialist (MOS 2007) Master Instructor
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) Instructor
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Whether you use a mouse or a remote control to
navigate through a PowerPoint slide show presentation, it is also handy
to use keyboard shortcuts. Here is a selection to try:
- Run a slide show: [F5].
- Run a slide show from the current slide:
[Shift] + [F5].
- Advance to the next slide (any of these):
[Right], [Down], N (for Next), [Spacebar],
[Page Down] (or click the left mouse).
- Return to the previous slide (any of these):
[Left], [Up], P (for Previous), [Backspace],
- Go to specific slide number: type slide number
and press [Enter]. One of my favorite tips to quickly skip
past slides or to return to a previous slide. To display the slide
number temporarily in handouts, choose View > Header and
Footer, check Slide Number, Apply to All. Repeat
steps to turn off after printing handouts.
- Display a black screen or go back to slide
show: B or [Period].
- Display a white screen or go back to slide
show: W or [Comma]. (Use carefully as the bright
screen can be distracting to an audience).
- End a slide show: [Esc].
- Hide the mouse pointer: [Ctrl] + H.
Hiding the mouse pointer should be part of your presentation
preparation to avoid the accidental display of your mouse in the
middle of your presentation.
- Activate the mouse pointer/arrow: [Ctrl]
- Help during slide show (displays these and
other keyboard shortcuts): [F1].
Note: You can also right-click
anywhere on the slide show screen for a shortcut menu with many of these
>>Download a handout of PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts for slide shows
and for creating, editing, and formatting PowerPoint presentations
© Dawn Bjork Buzbee, MCT, The Software Pro®
Dawn Bjork Buzbee
is The Software Pro®
and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) as well as a certified Microsoft Office
Specialist (MOS) Master Instructor, certified Microsoft Applications Specialist
(MCAS) Instructor, and a certified Microsoft Office expert. Dawn shares smart
and easy ways to effectively use software through her work as a software
speaker, trainer, consultant, and author of 8 books.
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Press [F5] to quickly run a
PowerPoint slide show presentation. Press [Shift] + [F5] to
run a presentation from the current slide.
|While a slide show
is running, press the letter B (for black) to display a black