PowerPoint for iPhone touch guide

If you are new to touch devices, learning a few gestures will help you take maximum advantage of the touch capabilities.

Moving around in a file


Do This...


Change slides

Tap the slides in the navigation pane.

Change slides

Zoom in

Spread two fingers apart.

Zoom in

Zoom out

Pinch two fingers together.

Gesture to zoom out.

Making a selection


Do This...


Activate the onscreen keyboard

Double-tap on the text box.

Activate on-screen keyboard

Place the cursor

Tap the location.

Place cursor

Select and edit text

Double-tap a word to select.

Select and edit text

Select a paragraph

Triple-tap within the paragraph.

Select a paragraph

Select several words, sentences, paragraphs

Double-tap the first word and drag the selection handle right, or right and downward, to the last word you want to select.

Select several words

Clear text selection

Tap anywhere on the screen.

Clear a text selection

Select table

Tap anywhere on the table.

Select a table

Working with shapes and objects


Do This...



Tap the object, then hold and drag to the desired location.

Move an object


Tap the object, then hold and drag any of the resize handles.

Resize shape proportionally


Tap the object, then hold and drag the rotation handle.

Rotate a shape
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