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PowerPoint Command Keyboard Shortcut
Align Left Alt + 1
Align Horizontal Center Alt + 2
Align Right Alt + 3
Insert Textbox Alt + T
Insert Rectangle Alt + N
Toggle Zoom F1
Group Objects Alt + Q
Ungroup Objects Alt + W
Format Painter Alt + F
Paste Unformatted Text Alt + V

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Align Copy Right
Alt + Shift + 3
Align Right to Left
Ctrl + Shift + 3
Duplicate Objects Down
Alt + D
Resize Width to Right Edge
Ctrl + 3
Make Same Width / Equalize Width
Alt + B

All PowerPoint Shortcut Tools Commands


powerpoint keyboard shortcuts These keyboard shortcut commands are only available with PowerPoint Shortcut Tools installed.

PowerPoint Command Shortcut Keys Description
Align Left Alt + 1 Align all objects to the left edge of the last selected object.
Align Copy Left Alt + Shift + 1 Align a copy of all selected objects to the left edge of the last selected object.
Align Horizontal Center Alt + F2 Align objects to the horizontal center of last selected object.
Align Right Alt + 3 Align all objects to right edge of the last selected object.
Align Copy Right Alt + Shift + 3 Align a copy of all selected objects to the right edge of the last selected object.
Distribute Objects Horizontally Alt + 4 Distribute objects equally on horizontal axis.
Align Top Alt + F1 Align all objects to the top edge of the last selected object.
Align Copy Top Alt + Shift + F1 Align a copy of all selected objects to the top edge of the last selected object.
Align Vertical Center Alt + 2 Align objects to vertical center of last selected object.
Align Copy Vertical Center Alt + Shift + 2 Align a copy of selected objects to vertical center of last selected object.
Align Bottom Alt + F3 Align all objects to the bottom edge of the last selected object.
Align Copy Bottom Alt + Shift + F3 Align a copy of all selected objects to the bottom edge of the last selected object.
Distribute Objects Vertically Alt + F4 Distribute objects equally on vertical axis.
Align Left to Right Ctrl + Shift + 1 Align left edge to the right edge of the last selected object.
Align Right to Left Ctrl + Shift + 3 Align right edge to the left edge of the last selected object.
Align Top to Bottom Ctrl + Shift + F1 Align top edge to the bottom edge of the last selected object.
Align Bottom to Top Ctrl + Shift + F3 Align bottom edge to the top edge of the last selected object.
Copy Object Position User defined Copy the position of the selected object.
Paste Object Position User defined Set the position of the selected object to the previously copied position.
PowerPoint Command Keyboard Shortcut Description
Same Width Alt + B Resize width of selected objects to the width of the last selected object.
Same Width Keep Ratio Ctrl + Shift + B Resize width of selected objects to the width of the last selected object while keeping the aspect ratio.
Same Height Alt + H Resize height of selected objects to the height of the last selected object.
Same Height Keep Ratio Ctrl + Shift + H Resize width of selected objects to the width of the last selected object while keeping the aspect ratio.
Same Width as Height User defined Resize width to the height of the last selected object.
Same Height as Width User defined Resize height to the width of the last selected object.
Resize Width to Left Edge Ctrl + 1 Resize width to the left edge of the last selected object.
Resize Width to Right Edge Ctrl + 3 Resize width to the right edge of the last selected object.
Resize Height to Top Edge Ctrl + F1 Resize height to the top edge of the last selected object.
Resize Height to Bottom Edge Ctrl + F3 Resize height to the bottom edge of the last selected object.
Increase Width Big Step Alt + Increase width at right edge in a big step.
Decrease Width Big Step Alt + Decrease width at right edge in a big step.
Increase Height Big Step Alt + Increase height at bottom edge in a big step.
Decrease Height Big Step Alt + Decrease height at bottom edge in a big step.
Increase Size Big Step Alt + Shift + Increase size of selected objects in a big step with keeping aspect ratio constant.
Decrease Size Big Step Alt + Shift + Decrease size of selected objects in a big step with keeping aspect ratio constant.
Increase Width Small Step Alt + Ctrl + Increase width at right edge in a small step.
Decrease Width Small Step Alt + Ctrl + Decrease width at right edge in a small step.
Increase Height Small Step Alt + Ctrl + Increase height at bottom edge in a small step.
Decrease Height Small Step Alt + Ctrl + Decrease height at bottom edge in a small step.
PowerPoint Command Keyboard Shortcut Description
Insert Rectangle Alt + N Insert a new rectangle.
Insert Square Alt + Shift + N Insert a new square.
Insert Circle Alt + O Insert a new circle.
Insert Line Alt + l Insert a new line.
Insert Textbox Alt + T Insert new textbox.
Copy Alt + C Use this shortcut to assign a more convenient shortcut to the copy command.
Cut Alt + X Use this shortcut to assign a more convenient shortcut to the cut command.
Duplicate Objects Right Alt + R Duplicate selected objects to the right.
Duplicate Objects Left Alt + Shift + R Duplicate selected objects to the left.
Duplicate Objects Down Alt + D Duplicate selected objects downwards.
Duplicate Objects Up Alt + Shift + D Duplicate selected objects upwards.
Send to Back Alt + Shift + B Send selected objects to the back.
Bring to Front Alt + Shift + F Bring selected objects to the front.
Send Backward User defined Send selected objects one layer backward.
Bring Forward User defined Bring selected objects on layer forward.
Group Objects Alt + Q Group selected objects.
Ungroup Objects Alt + W Ungroup selected objects.
Regroup Objects Alt + E Regroup selected objects.
Deselect Reference Object Alt + § Deselects the last selected object of the current object selection.
Select Objects in Same Column Ctrl + § Select objects with the left edge on the same axis as the selected object.
Select Objects in Same Row Ctrl + Select objects with the top edge on the same axis as the selected object.
Insert Arrow User defined Insert a new arrow.
Insert Notched Arrow User defined Insert a new notched arrow.
Transfer Arrow Angle User defined Transfer arrow angle from last selected arrow to the other selected arrows.
Save Default Arrow Angle User defined Save default arrow angle.
Reset to Default Arrow Angle User defined Set arrow angle to the saved default value.
Insert Rounded Rectangle User defined Insert new rounded rectangle.
Transfer Rounded Rectangle Corner Radius User defined Transfer rounded rectangle corner radius from last selected object to the other selected objects.
Save Default Rounded Rectangle Corner Radius User defined Save default rounded rectangle corner radius.
Reset Rounded Rectangle to Default Corner Radius User defined Set rounded ractangle radius to the saved default value.
Set Vertical Object Order Alt + S Set vertical order of objects according to selection sequence.
Set Horizontal Object Order Alt + Shift + S Set horizontal order of objects according to selection sequence.
Split Object Horizontally User defined Splits an objects horizontally into n smaller objects.
Split Object Vertically Alt + , Splits an objects vertically into n smaller objects.
Paste Object to Slide Selection User defined Pastes the object in the clipboard on all selected slides.
Remove Objects from Slide Selection User defined Removes indicated object from all selected slides.
Align Object Nodes User defined Adjust object nodes.
Object Specific Adjustments User defined Adjust object spcific adjustments.
PowerPoint Command Keyboard Shortcut Description
Toggle Fill Color Black and White Alt + K Toggle fill color between black and white.
Toggle Fill Color Grey Alt + Shift + G Toggle fill color of selected objects in four different greys.
Set Fill Color Alt + G Set fill color of selected objects according to preset color scheme of the slide master.
Set Line Color Alt + L Set line color of selected objects according to preset color scheme of the slide master.
Set Text Color Alt + Shift + T Set text color of selected objects according to preset color scheme of the slide master.
Format Painter Alt + F Select format painter.
Toggle Super Script Alt + J Enable / disable super script fomatting.
Toggle Sub Script Alt + Shift + J Enable / disable sub script fomatting.
Increase Font Size Alt + Shift + I Increase font size.
Decrease Font Size Alt + Shift + D Decrease font size.
PowerPoint Command Keyboard Shortcut Description
Clear Textbox Format User defined Reset textbox format to standard formatting (margins, alignment, etc.).
Transfer Textbox Format User defined Transfer textbox format from first selected textbox to the other textboxes.
Addup Selected Textfields Alt + A Addup numeric values in selected textfields.
Paste Formatted Text Alt + Shift + V Paste text formatted.
Paste Unformatted Text Alt + V Paste text unformatted.
Increase Space before Paragraph User defined Increase space before paragraph.
Decrease Space before Paragraph User defined Decrease space before paragraph.
Text Alignment Top User defined Set text alignment to top.
Text Alignment Middle User defined Set text alignment to middle.
Text Alignment Bottom User defined Set text alignment to bottom.
XX10340XX User defined Set text alignment to center.
Replace Text with Dots Alt + . Replace text of selected objects with '...'.
PowerPoint Command Keyboard Shortcut Description
Toggle Zoom F1 Toggle between zoom fit and default zoom.
Toggle Slide Sorter F8 Toggle between normal view and slide sorter view.
Start Slide Show F4 Start slide show from current slide.
Toggle Show Gridlines Shift + F9 Toggle show gridlines.
Toggle Show Guides Alt + F9 Toggle show guides.
Toggle Snap to Grid User defined Toggle snap to grid.
Copy Current Slide Alt + Shift + C Copy current slide.
Print Current Slide Alt + P Print current slide.
Print Selected Slides Alt + Shift + P Print selected slides.
Move Slides to Backup User defined Move selected slides to backup.
Sort Selected Slides User defined Sorts the selected slides acording to the selection order.
PowerPoint Command Keyboard Shortcut
Group objects Ctrl+Shift+G
Ungroup objects Ctrl+Shift+H
Show or hide grid Shift+F9
Show or hide guides Alt+F9
Change grid or guide settings Ctrl+G
Show AutoShape menu and insert shape Alt+U -> Ctrl+ENTER
Insert perfect squares Press shift first, start drawing figure
Move selection in specific direction Ctrl+ARROW
Zoom Ctrl+mouse wheel
Duplicate selectedshapes Ctrl+D
Insert new slide Ctrl+M
Draw multiple similar figures Double-click corresponding toolbar icon
Repeatlast action F4
Activate menu bar F10
Context menu Shift+F10 or Windows special key
Work with presentations Shortcut
Create new presentation Ctrl+N
Insertnew slide Ctrl+M
Duplicate selected slide Ctrl+D
Open a presentations Ctrl+O
Close presentation Ctrl+W
Print presentation Ctrl+P
Save presentation Ctrl+S
Quit PowerPoint Alt+F4
Find text Ctrl+F
Replace text Ctrl+H
Repeat the last find action Shift+F4
Insert a hyperlink Ctrl+K
Undo an action Ctrl+Z
Redo or repeat an action Ctrl+Y
Switch to the next pane F6
Switch to the previous pane Shift+F6
Cancel an action ESC
Carry out Save As command F12
Carry out Save command Shift+F12
Carry out Open command Ctrl+F12
Carry out Print command Ctrl+Shift+F12
Display Visual Basic code Alt+F11
Text operations Shortcut
Delete one word to the left Ctrl+BACKSPACE
Delete one word to the right Ctrl+DELETE
Cut selected object Ctrl+X
Copy selected object Ctrl+C
Paste cut or copied object Ctrl+V
Move cursor one word to the left Ctrl+LEFT ARROW
Move cursor one word to the right Ctrl+RIGHT ARROW
Changecase letters (toggles through sentence case, lowercase, and uppercase) Shift+F3
Center paragraph Ctrl+E
Justify paragraph Ctrl+J
Left align paragraph Ctrl+L
Right align paragraph Ctrl+R
Promoteparagraph Alt+Shift+LEFT ARROW
Demote paragraph Alt+Shift+RIGHT ARROW
Move selected paragraphs up Alt+Shift+UP ARROW
Move selected paragraphs down Alt+Shift+DOWN ARROW
Format font style Ctrl+T
Changefont size Ctrl+Shift+P
Increasefont size Ctrl+Shift+>
Decrease font size Ctrl+Shift+<
Apply bold formatting Ctrl+B
Apply an underline Ctrl+U
Apply italic formatting Ctrl+I
Apply subscript formatting Ctrl+EQUAL SIGN
Apply superscript formatting Ctrl+Shift+PLUS SIGN
Remove manual character formatting Ctrl+SPACEBAR
Copy formats Ctrl+Shift+C
Paste formats Ctrl+Shift+V
Insert a tab in a table cell Ctrl+TAB
Addnew row at the bottom of a table TAB at the end of the last row
Check spelling F7
Find next misspelling (Automatic Spell Checking enabled) Shift+F7
Selection Shortcut
Select next object (with an object selected) TAB or Shift+TAB
Select text within selected object ENTER
Select all objects Ctrl+A (in slide pane)
Select all slides Ctrl+A (in slide sorter view)
Select all text Ctrl+A (in text field)
Move to the end of a line END
Move to the beginning of a line HOME
Move up one paragraph Ctrl+UP ARROW
Move down one paragraph Ctrl+DOWN ARROW
Control slide shows Shortcut
Start slideshow from current slide Shift+F5
Slideshow from beginning F5
Perform next animation or advance tonext slide ENTER, PAGE DOWN, RIGHT ARROW, DOWN ARROW, SPACEBAR, or mouse click
Perform previous animation or return toprevious slide P, PAGE UP, LEFT ARROW, UP ARROW, or BACKSPACE
Go to slide +ENTER
Display a black screen, or return to slide show from black screen B or PERIOD
Display a white screen, or return to the slide show from a white screen W or COMMA
Stop or restartautomatic slide show S or PLUS SIGN
End slide show ESC, Ctrl+BREAK, or HYPHEN
Erase on-screen annotations E
Go to next hidden slide H
Set new timings while rehearsing T
Use original timings while rehearsing O
Use mouse-click to advance while rehearsing M
Return to first slide HOME or both mouse buttons for 2 seconds
Redisplay hidden pointer and/or change the pointer to a pen Ctrl+P
Redisplay hidden pointer and/or change the pointer to an arrow Ctrl+A
Hidepointer and button immediately Ctrl+H
Hidepointer and button in 15 seconds Ctrl+U
Display shortcut menu Shift+F10 or right-click or special windows key
Go to first or next hyperlink on slide TAB
Go to last or previous hyperlink on slide Shift+TAB
Perform 'mouse click' behavior of selected hyperlink ENTER while hyperlink is selected
Perform 'mouse over' behavior of selected hyperlink Shift+ENTER while hyperlink is selected
Display list of controls F1