Use keyboard shortcuts with an external keyboard in PowerPoint Mobile for Windows 10

Using an external keyboard with your touch device allows you to take advantage of keyboard shortcuts you’re familiar with if you are also using PowerPoint on a Mac or Windows computer.

The shortcuts listed in this article are the only ones that will work in this version of PowerPoint.

Editing and formatting the presentation

To

Press

Undo the last action

CONTROL + Z

Repeat the last action

CONTROL + Y

Cut the selected content (and copy to the Clipboard)

CONTROL + X

Copy the selected content to the Clipboard

CONTROL + C

Paste copied or cut content

CONTROL + V

Select all

CONTROL + A

Bold selected content

CONTROL + B

Duplicate (doesn’t work on slide thumbnails)

CONTROL + D

Italicize selected content

CONTROL + I

Underline selected content

CONTROL + U

Group

CONTROL + G

Justify

CONTROL + J

Left justify

CONTROL + L

Open

CONTROL + O

Right justify

CONTROL + R

Center justify

CONTROL + E

Save or sync

CONTROL + S

Previous slide

Pg Up

Next slide

Pg Down

Delete

Del

Slide Show

F5

From current

SHIFT + F5

Show/hide notes

CONTROL + SHIFT + H

Copy formatting

CONTROL + SHIFT + C

Select text

SHIFT + LEFT/RIGHT ARROW or SHIFT + UP/DOWN ARROW

Cycle through floating shapes, such as text boxes or images.

Ctrl+Alt+5, and then the Tab key repeatedly

Exit the floating shape navigation and return to the normal navigation.

Esc

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