Presentation Tips and Tricks for PowerPoint 2016
During an onscreen PowerPoint 2016 slide show, you can use the keyboard and mouse to control your presentation. The following tables list the keys and clicks that you can use.
|To Do This||Press Any of These Keys|
|Display next slide||Enter, spacebar, Page Down, or N|
|Display preceding slide||Backspace, Page Up, or P|
|Display first slide||1+Enter|
|Display specific slide||Slide number+Enter|
|Toggle screen black||B or . (period)|
|Toggle screen white||W or , (comma)|
|Show or hide pointer||A or = (equal sign)|
|Erase screen doodles||E|
|Stop or restart automatic show||S or + (plus sign)|
|Display next slide even if hidden||H|
|Display specific hidden slide||Slide number of hidden slide+Enter|
|Change pen to arrow||Ctrl+A|
|Change arrow to pen||Ctrl+P|
|End slide show||Esc, Ctrl+Break (the Break key doubles as the Pause key), or
|To Do This||Do This|
|Display next slide||Click.|
|Move through slides||Roll the wheel on your mouse (if your mouse has a wheel).|
|Call up menu of actions||Right-click.|
|Display first slide||Hold down both mouse buttons for two seconds.|
|Use the laser pointer||Hold down the Ctrl key and then hold the left mouse button and
move the mouse.
|Doodle||Press Ctrl+P to change the mouse arrow to a pen and then draw
onscreen like John Madden.
If the cursor is hidden, you can summon it by jiggling the mouse. Then, when the cursor is visible, a faint menu appears in the lower-left corner of the slide. You can use this menu to activate various slide show features.