Understanding PowerPoint 2013 Slide Show Shortcuts - dummies

Understanding PowerPoint 2013 Slide Show Shortcuts

By Doug Lowe

Part of PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

PowerPoint 2013 is designed to create slides that are presented directly on a screen rather than printed out. The screen can be your computer’s own monitor, a projector, or an external monitor, such as a giant-screen television. In most cases, the default settings for showing a presentation are adequate. However, in some cases, you may want to take control and run the slide show yourself. The following table lists the shortcuts you’ll most often use when running a slide show.

To Do This . . . Use This . . .
Start a slide show F5
Advance to the next slide N
Perform the next animation Enter, Page Down, right arrow, down arrow, or spacebar
Go back to the previous slide P
Repeat the previous animation Page Up, left arrow, up arrow, or Backspace
Go to a specific slide Type the slide number and then press Enter
Display a black screen B
Display a white screen W
End a slide show Esc
Go to the next hidden slide H
Display a pen cursor Ctrl+P
Display an arrow cursor Ctrl+A
Hide the cursor Ctrl+H