Shortcuts Microsoft PowerPoint for MacOS

Microsoft Powerpoint for MacOS is designed for preparing presentations and viewing them. Suitable for amateur use and more complex tasks. It has many tools for creating slide shows. In Powerpoint Online on MacOS, you can only work successfully with an external keyboard. In the full version of Microsoft Powerpoint, hotkeys are more productive.

Combinations of quick commands allow you to work with ribbon navigation, focus, create and edit shapes, images, captions, objects and pictures, move between areas, work in structure mode, change the order of slides or sections. Hotkey combinations in Microsoft Powerpoint can be customized individually.

Editing text and objects

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Delete Delete one character to the left
Function+Delete Delete one character to the right
⌘+X Cut selected text or object
⌘+C Copy selected text or object
⌘+V Paste cut or copied text or object
⌘+Ctrl+V Paste special
⌘+Shift+> Increase the font size
⌘+Shift+< Decrease the font size
⌘+B Apply bold formatting
⌘+U Apply an underline
⌘+I Apply italic formatting
⌘+E Center a paragraph
⌘+J Justify a paragraph
⌘+L Left align a paragraph
⌘+R Right align a paragraph
⌘+Y Redo the last action
⌘+Z Undo the last action
⌘+T Open the Format Text dialog box, Font options
⌘+Option+M Open the Format Text dialog box, Paragraph options
Option+Arrow Left To Move To the beginning of a word or one word to the left
Option+Arrow Right To Move One word to the right
⌘+Arrow Right To Move To the end of a line
⌘+Arrow Left To Move To the beginning of a line
Option+Arrow Up To Move To the beginning of a paragraph or up one paragraph
Option+Arrow Down To Move Down one paragraph
⌘+Arrow Up/Arrow Down To Move To the start or end of all the text in the object you are editing

Working with objects

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Tab Select the next object
Shift+Tab Select the previous object
⌘+A Select all objects and all text
Arrow Keys or ⌘+Arrow Key Move the selected object in the direction of the arrow
⌘+Option+G Group the selected objects
⌘+Option+Shift+G Ungroup the selected objects
⌘+Option+J Regroup the selected objects
Option+Arrow Right Rotate the selected object clockwise
Option+Arrow Left Rotate the selected object counterclockwise
⌘+Shift+1 Format the selected object
⌘+D Duplicate selected objects
Shift+Arrow Keys Resize selected objects

Presentations

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
⌘+N Create a new presentation
⌘+Shift+P Create a new presentation with a template from the PowerPoint Presentation gallery
Ctrl+M or ⌘+Shift+N Insert a new slide
⌘+- (Minus Sign) Zoom out
⌘++ Zoom in
⌘+Shift+D Make a copy of the selected slide
⌘+O Open a presentation
⌘+W Close a presentation
⌘+P Print a presentation
⌘+S Save a presentation
⌘+Shift+S Save a presentation with a different name, location, or file format.
⌘+Q Quit PowerPoint
⌘+F Find text and formatting
⌘+K Add a hyperlink to selected text, an image, or an object
ESC Cancel a command, such as Save As
⌘+Z Undo an action
⌘+Y Redo or repeat an action
⌘+~ Move through multiple open presentations.
⌘+Shift+O Open a recent file

Changing views

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
⌘+1 Switch to normal view
⌘+2 Switch to slide sorter view
⌘+3 Switch to notes page view
⌘+4 Switch to outline view
⌘+Shift+Return Switch to slide show
⌘+Ctrl+F Switch to full screen (hide menus)
Option+Return Switch to presenter view
⌘+Option+Ctrl+G Show or hide guides
⌘+Option+2 or Shift+(click Slide Sorter View) Switch to handout master view
⌘+Option+1 or Shift+(click Normal View) Switch to slide master view
⌘+Option+3 Switch to notes master view

Selecting text

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+Arrow Right To Select One character to the right
Shift+Arrow Left To Select One character to the left
Shift+Arrow Up To Select From the insertion point to the same point one line up
Shift+Arrow Down To Select From the insertion point to the same point one line down
⌘+Shift+Arrow Left To Select All text to the start of the line
⌘+Shift+Arrow Right To Select All text to the end of the line
Shift+Option+Arrow Down To Select From the insertion point to the end of the paragraph
Shift+Option+Arrow Up To Select From the insertion point to the beginning of the paragraph

Slide shows

Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
You can use the following keyboard shortcuts while running your slide show in full-screen mode, with or without the presenter view. TIP: You can press the / key during a slide show to see a list of keyboard shortcuts.
N , Page Down , Arrow Right , Arrow Down , or the SPACEBAR (or click the mouse button) Perform the next animation or advance to the next slide
P , Page Up , Arrow Left , Arrow Up , or Delete Return to the previous animation or return to the previous slide
The number of the slide that you want to view, and then press Return Go to slide number
B or . Display a black screen, or return to the slide show from a black screen
W or , Display a white screen, or return to the slide show from a white screen
⌘+Shift+ Return Play slide show from the first slide
⌘+Return Play slide show from the current slide
ESC  or ⌘+. or ⌘+- End a slide show
E Erase on-screen annotations
H Go to next hidden slide if the next slide is hidden
⌘+P Redisplay hidden pointer and/or change the pointer to a pen
⌘+A Redisplay hidden pointer and/or change the pointer to an arrow
Ctrl+H Hide the pointer on mouse move
Hold down Ctrl and click the mouse button Display the contextual menu
⌘+Option+Ctrl+R Show Thesaurus entry for a selected word
⌘+Option+Ctrl+L Show Smart Lookup entry for a selected word or phrase
Option+Return Switch to presenter view

Working in tables

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Tab Move to the next cell
Shift+Tab Move to the preceding cell
Arrow Down Move to the next line or row
Arrow Up Move to the preceding line or row
Return Start a new paragraph in a cell
Tab at the end of the last row Add a new row at the bottom of the table

Windows and dialog boxes

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
⌘+W Close the active window
Return Perform the action assigned to a default button in a dialog box
ESC Cancel a command and close the dialog box
⌘+H Hide the current window
⌘+M Minimize the current window
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Date of change: 04.04.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program