PowerPoint Tip - Useful Shortcuts when Delivering PowerPoint Presentaions

Please note: If you need to press 2 keys at the same time, these will be separated with a (+) plus sign.  If you need to press a key directly after another key, these will be separated with a (,) comma.

Key(s) to press 

Actioned performed 

F5

To start the slide show from the beginning, when in PowerPoint slide edit view

Shift+F5

To start the slide show from the current slide, when in PowerPoint slide edit view

N or Enter key or → or ↓

To move to the next slide

P or Backspace key or ← or ↑

To move to the previous slide

Type Slide NumberEnter key  

To move to a specific slide during the presentation

B

To blank the slide to a black screen or show the current slide

W

To blank the slide to a white screen or show the slide content

ESC

Exit the presentation view