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Go to a slide when delivering your presentation

As you deliver your presentation, here is how to move from one slide to the next, move to a previous slide, or move to a specific slide anywhere in the presentation. For information about moving slides or changing the order of slides in your presentation, see the article Add, rearrange, duplicate, and delete slides in PowerPoint.

Go to the next slide

  • Press the Right arrow key.

  • Mouse: Click once anywhere on a slide to move to the next one.

    Note: If you have a custom animation effect on your slide, clicking the slide starts the animation effect, rather than moving to the next slide. Use Go to a specific slide below to move to a specific slide and avoid triggering the animation effect.

Go to the previous slide

  • Press the Left arrow key.

  • Mouse: Right-click a slide, and then click Previous on the shortcut menu.

    Note: If you have a custom animation effect on your slide, clicking the slide starts the animation effect, rather than moving to the next slide. Use Go to a specific slide below to move to a specific slide and avoid triggering the animation effect.

Go to a specific slide

  • Type the slide number, then press Enter.

  • Mouse (version 2013 or newer): Right-click a slide, select See All Slides, and then click the slide you want to display to the audience.

    Mouse (versions 2010, 2007): Right-click a slide, point to Go to Slide, and then click the slide you want to display to the audience.

Go to the beginning of a presentation

  • Press the Home key on the keyboard.

  • Mouse (version 2013 or newer): Right-click a slide, select See All Slides, and then click the first slide in the set.

    Mouse (versions 2010, 2007): Right-click a slide, point to Go to Slide, and then click the first slide in the list.

Go to the end of a presentation

  • Press the End key on the keyboard.

  • Mouse (version 2013 or newer): Right-click a slide, select See All Slides, and then click the last slide in the set.

    Mouse (versions 2010, 2007): Right-click a slide, point to Go to Slide, and then click the last slide in the list.

Use links to navigate in a presentation

Read these other articles for instructions on making hyperlinks:

  • Add a hyperlink to a slide

  • If you're an Office 365 subscriber, you can use Zoom for PowerPoint to create a table of contents or to create visual links to a section or to individual slides. See Zoom for PowerPoint for more information.

Keyboard navigation

For a detailed list of keyboard shortcuts you can use when delivering your presentation, see the article Use keyboard shortcuts to deliver your presentation.

Go to the next slide

  • Press N, Right arrow, Down arrow, or Spacebar.

  • Mouse: Click once anywhere on a slide to move to the next one.

    Note: If you have a custom animation effect on your slide, clicking the slide starts the animation effect, rather than moving to the next slide. Use Go to a specific slide below to move to a specific slide and avoid triggering the animation effect.

Go to the previous slide

  • Press P, Left arrow, Up arrow, or Delete.

  • Mouse: Right-click a slide, and then click Previous on the shortcut menu.

    Note: If you have a custom animation effect on your slide, right-clicking the slide starts the animation effect, rather than moving to the previous slide. Use Go to a specific slide below to move to a specific slide and avoid triggering the animation effect.

Go to a specific slide

  • Type the slide number, then press Return.

  • Mouse: Right-click a slide, point to By Title on the shortcut menu, and then select a slide by title or slide number.

Go to the beginning of a presentation

  • Type 1, then press Return.

  • Mouse: Right-click a slide, point to By Title on the shortcut menu, and then select a slide by title or slide number.

Go to the end of a presentation

  • Type the number of the last slide, then press Return.

  • Mouse: Right-click a slide, point to By Title on the shortcut menu, and then select the last slide in the list.

Use links to navigate in a presentation

For instructions on adding hyperlinks to your slides, see Add a hyperlink to a slide.

Keyboard navigation

For a detailed list of keyboard shortcuts you can use when delivering your presentation, see the article Keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint for Mac.

Go to the next slide

  • Press the Right arrow key.

  • Mouse: Click once anywhere on a slide to move to the next one.

    Note: If you have a custom animation effect on your slide, clicking the slide starts the animation effect, rather than moving to the next slide. Use Go to a specific slide below to move to a specific slide and avoid triggering the animation effect.

Go to the previous slide

  • Press the Left arrow key.

  • Mouse: Right-click a slide, and then click Previous on the shortcut menu.

    Note: If you have a custom animation effect on your slide, clicking the slide starts the animation effect, rather than moving to the previous slide. Use Go to a specific slide below to move to a specific slide and avoid triggering the animation effect.

Go to a specific slide

  • Mouse: Right-click a slide, select Go to Slide on the shortcut menu, type the slide number, and then click OK.

Go to the beginning of a presentation

  • Mouse: Right-click a slide, point to Go to Slide on the shortcut menu, and then click the first slide in the list.

Go to the end of a presentation

  • Mouse: Right-click a slide, point to Go to Slide on the shortcut menu, and then click the last slide in the list.

Use links to navigate in a presentation

For instructions on adding hyperlinks to your slides, see Add a hyperlink to a slide.

Keyboard navigation

For a detailed list of keyboard shortcuts you can use when delivering your presentation, see the article Use keyboard shortcuts to deliver your presentation.

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