Is it time to begin designing your PowerPoint? Relax.

There are far too many tricks and shortcuts in PowerPoint, proven to be very useful! They have been thought to speed up your tasks big times and save you hours of work. That being said, let’s review them. Hope it helps!

Please note that these shortcuts are meant for computers whose default language is set to English. For other languages, these shortcuts may be different.


If you need to select text and objects

This the shortcut you need

Select one character to the right.

Shift+Right Arrow

Select one character to the left.

Shift+Left Arrow

Select to the end of a word.

Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow

Select to the beginning of a word.

Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow

Select one line up (with the cursor at the beginning of a line).

Shift+Up Arrow

Select one line down (with the cursor at the beginning of a line).

Shift+Down Arrow

Select an object (when the text inside the object is selected).


Select another object (when one object is selected).

Tab or Shift+Tab until the object you want is selected

Send object back one position.


Send object forward one position.


Send object to back.


Send object to front.


Select text within an object (with an object selected).


Select all objects.

Ctrl+A (on the Slides tab)

Play or pause media.


Select all slides.

Ctrl+A (in Slide Sorter view)

Select all text.

Ctrl+A (on the Outline tab)