In this article, we will explore some useful shortcuts with the control key in PowerPoint that most presenters don’t know about. (Sharable / Downloadable Infographic included)
There are a few basic uses of Control key that most presenters know about. They are:
However, there are certain uses of Ctrl key that most presenters are not aware of. Here are a five uses of the Control key in PowerPoint that may surprise you:
When you design brochures or Posters using PowerPoint, you can access all the paragraph editing functions using simple shortcuts with Ctrl key. For example, Ctrl + E to center a paragraph, Ctrl + L to left align, Ctrl +R to right align and Ctrl +J to justify a paragraph
Ctrl + T opens up the dialog box for Fonts. There you can easily add effects like strike-through, Superscript, Subscript, Equal Character Height etc. You can also access the character spacing option from the dialog box.
When you select multiple objects, you can
group them together using Ctrl +G shortcut. You can learn more about using the Group tool effectively here.
In working with PowerPoint program, Ctrl +O opens a new presentation, Ctrl + N creates a new presentation, Ctrl +M creates a new slide, Ctrl +P prints a presentation, Ctrl + S saves a presentation, Ctrl + W closes a presentation and Ctrl +Q quits the program
In PowerPoint 2007 and 2010, you can move an object one pixel at a time by using Ctrl + Arrows. In PowerPoint 2013 however, the default movement is one pixel at a time when you use arrows to move an object.
You can hold the Ctrl key while moving your mouse wheel up or down to Zoom in and Zoom out in a slide easily. This will help you to work with intricate designs or diagrams.
The title of your slide should make a point. Your body content should provide evidence for the assertion. The evidence could be in the form of a photo, chart, quotation, table, survey results etc. But, the audience should be able to clearly understand what you are trying to arrive at – right at the top of the page.
What you can do with this infographic:
The shortcuts you learned above, will help you work with PowerPoint more efficiently and improve your productivity.
I hope you found this tutorial useful. You can find many more such PowerPoint tricks in our tutorials section.Please do share your comments below if you found this tutorial useful.
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