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Slide Sorter

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Esc Moves the focus to the first slide.
Arrow Key Moves the focus to the next slide.
Space Makes the slide with the focus the current slide.

Function Keys

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F2 Edit text.
F3 Edit group.
Ctrl+F3 Exit group.
Shift+F3 Duplicate
F4 Position and Size
F5 View Slide Show.
Ctrl+Shift+F5 Navigator
F7 Spellcheck
Ctrl+F7 Thesaurus
F8 Edit Points.
Ctrl+Shift+F8 Fit text to frame.
F11 Styles and Formatting

Slide Shows

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Esc End presentation.
Down Arrow Play next effect (if any, else go to next slide). Or Space , Right arrow or or Page Down or Enter or N
Up Arrow Play previous effect again. If no previous effect exists on this slide, show previous slide. Or Arrow Left/ Page Up or Backspace or P
Alt+Page Down Go to next slide without playing effects.
1...9+Enter Type a number of a slide and press Enter to go to the slide.
Alt+Page Up Go to the previous slide without playing effects.
Home Jump to first slide in the slide show.
End Jump to the last slide in the slide show.
Ctrl+Page Up Go to the previous slide.
Ctrl+Page Down Go to the next slide.
b / . Show black screen until next key or mouse wheel event.
w / , Show white screen until next key or mouse wheel event.

Select and Move Elements

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Arrow Keys Moves the selected object or the page view in the direction of the arrow.
Ctrl+Arrow Key Move around in the page view.
Shiftdrag Constrains the movement of the selected object horizontally or vertically.
Ctrldrag (with Copy when moving option active) Hold down Ctrl and drag an object to create a copy of the object.
Alt Hold down Alt to draw or resize objects by dragging from the center of the object outward.
Altclick Select the object behind the currently selected object.
Alt+Shiftclick Select the object in front of the currently selected object.
Shiftclick Select adjacent items or a text passage. Click at the start of a selection, move to the end of the selection, and then hold down Shift while you click.
Shiftdrag (when resizing) Hold down Shift while dragging to resize an object to maintain the proportions of the object.
Tab Select objects in the order in which they were created.
Shift+Tab Select objects in the reverse order in which they were created.
Esc Exit current mode.
Enter Activate a placeholder object in a new presentation (only if the frame is selected).
Ctrl+Enter Moves to the next text object on the slide.


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Alt+Page Up mov thru commnts
Ctrl+Alt+Page Down mov thru commnts

Normal View

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
+ / - Zoom in / Zoome out
*on numeric keyboard Fit page in window.
/ on numeric keyboard Zoom in on current selection.
Shift+Ctrl+g Group selected objects.
Shift+Ctrl+Alt+a Ungroup selected group.
Ctrllick Enter a group, so that you can edit the individual objects of the group. Click outside the group to return to the normal view.
Shift+Ctrl+k Combine selected objects. Press again to split selected object
Ctrl++ / Ctrl+- Bring to forward / Send backwards
Shift+Ctrl++ / Shift+Ctrl+= Bring to front / send to back