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Function Key Assignments in PowerPoint 2003

 

Function key

+SHIFT

+CTRL

+ALT

+OTHER

F1

Displays the Help task pane

Displays a list of controls (Slide Show View)

 

Closes and reopens the current task pane

 

 

F2

Turns on editing in selected placeholder

 

Opens Print Preview

 

+ALT+SHIFT

Saves the active presentation

F3

 

Switches case of selected text

 

 

 

F4

Repeats the last command or action (if possible)

Finds the next occurrence of the text specified in the Find dialog box when the dialog box is closed

Closes the presentation window

Quits Microsoft PowerPoint

Closes the active window or dialog box

 

F5

Begins slide show

Begins slide show from current slide

Restores the window size of the presentation window

 

 

F6

Switches between the Help task pane and the program window

Moves (clockwise) to a task pane from another pane in the program window

Moves (clockwise) among panes of Normal View

Moves (counterclockwise) to a task pane from another pane in the program window

Moves (counterclockwise) among panes of Normal View

Switches to the next presentation window when more than one presentation window is open

 

CTRL+SHIFT

Switches to the previous presentation window when more than one presentation window is open

F7

Checks spelling

 

Moves the presentation window (when it isn't maximized)

 

 

F8

 

 

Resizes the presentation window (when it isn't maximized)

Displays the Macros dialog box

 

F9

 

Shows/hides the grid

Minimizes the presentation window

Shows/hides guides

 

F10

Selects the Menu Bar

Closes an open menu and submenu at the same time

Displays the Shortcut menu for the selected item

Displays a menu of commands for the Help window when the Help window has active focus

Maximizes or restores the presentation window

Maximizes the program window

+ALT+SHIFT

Displays the menu or message for a smart tag (If more than one smart tag is present, switches to the next smart tag and displays its menu or message)

F11

 

 

 

Switches between the Visual Basic Editor and the previous active window

+ALT+SHIFT

Opens the Microsoft Script Editor

F12

Opens the Save As dialog box

Saves the active presentation

Opens the Open dialog box

 

+CTRL+SHIFT

Opens the Print dialog box

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