Keyboard Shortcuts: PowerPoint
Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint Slide Shows
Whether you use a mouse or a remote to navigate through a PowerPoint slide show presentation, it is also handy to use keyboard shortcuts. Here is a selection to try:
Run a slide show: [F5]
Advance to the next slide (any of these): [Right], [Down], [N] (for Next), [Spacebar], [Page Down] (or click the left mouse)
Return to the previous slide (any of these): [Left], [Up], [P] (for Previous), [Backspace], [Page Up]
Go to specific slide number: type slide number and press [Enter]
Display a black screen or go back to slide show: [B] or [Period]
End a slide show: [Esc]
Hide the mouse pointer: [Ctrl] + [H]
Activate the mouse pointer: [Ctrl] + [A]
Help during the slide show (displays these and other keyboard shortcuts):: [F1]
Note: you can also right-click anywhere on the slide show screen for a shortcut menu with many of these same actions.
for a free handout of great PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts.