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by Janice Florent


If you are using keyboard shortcuts, you already know keyboard shortcuts can give your productivity a boost.

Most people know the keyboard shortcuts to select all (Ctrl + A), copy (Ctrl + C), and paste (Ctrl + V). There are other helpful keyboard shortcuts you can use in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Being able to use the same keyboard shortcuts in all three programs can make them easier to remember. Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to save time and effort.*

If you want to Windows Mac OS
Select All Ctrl + A Command + A
Copy Ctrl + C Command + C
Paste Ctrl + V Command + V
Cut Ctrl + X Command + X
Bold Ctrl + B Command + B
Underline Ctrl + U Command + U
Italic Ctrl + I Command + I
Find Ctrl + F Command + F
Replace Ctrl + H Shift + Command + H
Undo Ctrl + Z Command + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y Command + Y
Hyperlink Ctrl + K Command + K
Save Ctrl + S Command + S
Print Ctrl + P Command + P

Hopefully using these shortcuts will help you to increase your productivity.

For additional shortcuts, check out these Microsoft Office shortcut cheat sheets. Also, ICYMI, check out Bart’s PowerPoint Power blog post for additional PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts.

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*Some shortcuts may be specific to certain software versions.


by Bart Everson

Embrace Keyboard Shortcuts

Everyone know that I am a hug(e) advocate of keyboard shortcuts. They are easy to learn and will give your productivity a boost. If you really enjoy sitting in front of your computer, and want to spend more time doing that every day while getting less done, then by all means ignore them — but the rest of us will want to memorize our keyboard shortcuts.

Everyone also knows that I do not use PowerPoint, have never used it, and generally avoid Microsoft products as if I was afflicted with a life-threatening allergy.

So that's why you've never heard me talk about keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint.

Fortunately Scott Schwertly, famed presentation expert, has compiled a list for you. These are keyboard shortcuts you can use when actually presenting with PowerPoint. Extremely handy, if you ever do that. Check it out.