PowerPoint for iPad 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 presentation

To…

Do this…

Gestures

Change slides

Tap the slides in the navigation pane.

Switch between slides

Zoom in

Stretch two fingers apart.

Zoom in

Zoom out

Pinch two fingers together.

Zoom out

Making a selection

To…

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Gestures

Activate the onscreen keyboard

Double-tap on the text box.

Activate onscreen keyboard

Place a cursor

With the onscreen keyboard activated, tap anywhere in the text box to position the cursor.

Place cursor

Hide the onscreen keyboard

Tap the Keyboard key.

Hide Onscreen Keyboard

Select and edit a word

Double-tap the word. This also activates the Edit menu.

Select and edit text

Select a paragraph

Triple-tap within the paragraph.

Select paragraph

Select several words, sentences, or paragraphs

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

Select several words, sentences, and paragraphs

Clear text selection

Tap anywhere on the screen.

Unselect text

Select table

Tap anywhere on the table.

Select table

Working with shapes and objects

To…

Do this…

Gestures

Move

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

Move

Resize

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

Resize

Rotate

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

Rotate

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