MS Powerpoint

What is MS Powerpoint?
Microsoft PowerPoint was created by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin at a software company named Forethought, Inc. to create presentations. Microsoft acquired PowerPoint for $14 million three months after it appeared, initially it was released on April 20, 1987 for Macintosh computers only.

Characteristics of MS Powerpoint
* Title A descriptive heading identifying a slide.
* Subtitle A descriptive message or brief description of a slide data .It emphasises the slide’s central idea.
* Drawing objects Drawing objects include autoshape,curves,lines,word art etc.
* Clip art and pictures Pictures and graphics are available in the MS office Suite.

Powerpoint Creations
(i) On screen Presentations
(ii) Web pages for Web use
(iii) Overhead Transparencies

PowerPoint Views.
* Normal It displays three panes that show the outline,the slide and an area into which you can enter speaker’s notes.
* Outline It shows only the text of the presentation in the outline form,allowing you to work easily with the context.
* Slide It shows the slide and its content.
* Slide Sorter It displays the entire set of slides on the screen, so that you can check the order and completeness of the presentation.
* Slide Show It displays the presentations on slide at a time in sequence as an automatic slide show.
* Notes Pages It is available from view menu.It enters and edit speaker’s notes for the presenter.

Microsoft Powerpoint- Editing View Shortcuts
1. N = Next slide
2. P = Previous slide
3. G, type the number, Tab, Enter =Go to a specific slide
4. Esc = Exit Slide Show

Microsoft Powerpoint – Edit slides shortcuts
1. Ctrl + F6 = Move left to right between Thumbnail Pane, Ribbon, Slide Pane, and Notes Pane
2. Shift + Ctrl + F6 = Reverse: Move right to left between Notes Pane, Slide Pane, Ribbon, and Thumbnail Pane
3. Tab = Go to a different ribbon tab
4. Ctrl + Arrow Left or Right = Move between groups of features on the Ribbon

Microsoft Powerpoint –Finding and replacing shortcuts
1. Ctrl + M = Create new slide after currently selected thumbnail
2. Tab = Move left to right through placeholders on a slide
3. Enter or F2 = Select or edit the current placeholder
4. F2 = End editing text in a placeholder
5. Ctrl + C = Copy slide
6. Ctrl + V = Paste slide
7. Ctrl + Z = Undo
8. Ctrl + Y = Redo

Reorder thumbnails when Thumbnail Pane is current
1. Ctrl + Up Arrow = Move slide up one position
2. Ctrl + Down Arrow = Move slide down one position
3. Ctrl + Shift + Up Arrow = Move slide to 1st position
4. Ctrl + Shift + Down Arrow = Move slide to last position

Move insertion point within placeholders and notes
1. Right Arrow = Right one character
2. Left Arrow = Left one character
3. Ctrl + Right Arrow = Right one word
4. Ctrl + Left Arrow = Left one word
5. Up Arrow = Up one line
6. Down Arrow = Down one line
7. Ctrl + Up Arrow = Up one paragraph
8. Ctrl + Down Arrow = Down one paragraph
9. Home = Beginning of line
10. End = End of line
11. Ctrl + Home = Beginning of placeholder or notes
12. Ctrl + End = End of placeholder or notes

Select content: expand selection
1. Shift + Right Arrow = Right one character
2. Shift + Left Arrow = Left one character
3. Shift + Ctrl + Right Arrow = Right one word
4. Shift + Ctrl + Left Arrow = Left one word
5. Shift + Up Arrow = Up one line
6. Shift + Down Arrow = Down one line
7. Ctrl + Up Arrow = Up one paragraph
8. Shift + Ctrl +Down Arrow = Down one paragraph
9. Shift + Home = To beginning of paragraph
10. Shift + End = To end of paragraph
11. Shift + Ctrl + Home = To beginning of placeholder or notes
12. Shift + Ctrl + End = To end of placeholder or notes
13. Ctrl + A = Whole placeholder or notes

Microsoft Powerpoint –Edit text shortcuts
1. Ctrl + X = Cut
2. Ctrl + C = Copy
3. Ctrl + V = Paste
4. Ctrl + K = Insert hyperlink
5. Ctrl + Z = Undo
6. Ctrl + Y = Redo
7. Ctrl + J = Justify (align) text left

Microsoft Powerpoint –Edit shape shortcuts
1. Right Arrow = Move: Nudge shape right
2. Left Arrow = Move: Nudge shape left
3. Up Arrow = Move: Nudge shape up
4. Down Arrow = Move: Nudge shape down
5. Ctrl + Shift + [ =Arrange: Send shape to back
6. Ctrl + [ =Arrange: Send shape backward
7. Ctrl + Shift + ] =Arrange: Send shape to front
8. Ctrl+] =Arrange: Send shape forward

Microsoft Powerpoint –Edit shape shortcuts
1. Ctrl + B = Bold
2. Ctrl + I = Italics
3. Ctrl + U = Underline
4. Ctrl + L = Align left
5. Ctrl + R = Align right
6. Ctrl + E = Align centered

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