First – Last – First – Last

There are many ways to navigate through an MS PowerPoint presentation but here’s a few quick key strokes that can save you some wasted mouse-to-keyboard time.

In the Normal View…

  • To move up one slide use the Page Up key.
  • To move down one slide try the Page Down key.
  • To move to the first slide in the presentation use the Home key. (If you’re in a text box, or other object, then hit the Esc key before the Home key to get this tip to work.)
  • A jump to the last slide is what you’ll get from the End key. (If you’re in a text box, or other object, then hit the Esc key before the Home key to get this tip to work.)

Working in the Slide Sorter View?

Then here’s a few navigation key combinations for you.

  • The Up, Down, Left and Right Arrow keys will move you one slide in the indicated direction.
  • The Page Up and Page Down keys will scroll through the slides you see on the screen but will NOT change the slide currently selected. (These will let you see other slides without losing your place.)

And, as expected…

  • The Home key will take you to and select the first slide in the presentation.
  • The End key will take you to and select the last slide in the presentation.

Click, click the keys to get there quick!

~ April

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