I wonder how many of you will be standing in front of an audience in 2012, giving a PowerPoint presentation. Six? Five hundred? A gagillion?
Wouldn’t it be great if (in addition to giving a fantastic, enlightening presentation) you were the smoothest presenter on the planet?
These keyboard shortcuts (via TechRepublic) can help. Give ’em a try!
|Start presentation from first slide||F5|
|Run the next animation or advance to the next slide||Enter or Spacebar (or click the mouse)|
|Return to the previous slide||Backspace|
|Jump to a particular slide||Type the slide number and press Enter|
|Jump to the first slide||Home|
|Jump to the last slide||End|
|Go to a black screen or resume slide show from a black screen||B (or period)|
|Go to a white screen or resume slide show from a white screen||W (or comma)|
|End a slide show||Esc or – (hyphen)|
|Erase annotations from a slide||E|
|Change pointer to a pen (and display it and the Popup Menu button, if hidden)||Ctrl + P|
|Change pointer to an arrow (and display it and the Popup Menu button, if hidden)||Ctrl + A|
|Hide the pointer and the Popup Menu button||Ctrl + H|
|Hide the pointer and the Popup Menu button after 15 seconds||Ctrl + U|
|Display the shortcut menu||Shift + F10|
|Jump to the next hyperlink on a slide||Tab|
|Jump to the previous hyperlink on a slide||Shift + Tab|
|Launch selected hyperlink||Enter|