PowerPoint Presentation Tips (MAC)- From Microsoft!

Frequently used shortcuts

This table lists the most frequently used shortcuts in PowerPoint for macOS for Windows.

To do this Press
Start a presentation from the beginning. COMMAND+Shift+Return
Start a presentation from the current slide. COMMAND+Return
Start the presentation in Presenter View. Option+Return
Perform the next animation or advance to the next slide. N

Page Down

Right arrow key

Down arrow key


Perform the previous animation or return to the previous slide. P

Page Up

Left arrow key

Up arrow key


End the presentation. Esc

Hyphen (-)

COMMAND+Period (.)

Control the slide show

The following keyboard shortcuts apply while you’re delivering your presentation in Slide Show (full-screen) mode, with or without the Presenter View.

To do this Press
Go to a specific slide. Type the slide number, then press Return
Go to the next slide, if the next slide is hidden. H
Display a blank black slide, or return to the presentation from a blank black slide. B


Period (.)

Display a blank white slide, or return to the presentation from a blank white slide. W


Comma (,)

Display the shortcut menu. Control+Mouse click
Go to the next hotspot on the current slide.

(Hotspots include hyperlinks, animation triggers, audio objects, and video objects.)

Go to the last or previous hyperlink on the current slide. Shift+Tab

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