Try These Useful PowerPoint Shortcuts to Start a Slide Show
by Avantix Learning Team | October 16, 2021
Applies to: Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365 (Windows)
You can start a slide show in PowerPoint using several keyboard shortcuts. In this article, we'll review shortcuts to start a show using function keys or by using key tips.
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If the function key shortcuts don't work, you may need to press the Fn key on your keyboard at the same time.
Typically, you would start a slide show from Normal View or Slide Sorter View. To exit a slide show, press ESC.
If Presenter View is selected on the Slide Show tab in the Ribbon, the show will start in Presenter View. If you have two monitors and Automatic is selected as the Monitor setting on the Slide Show tab, the show will display as a standard slide show on the second monitor and will display Presenter View on the presenter's screen by default.
1. Start a presentation from the beginning using a function key
2. Start a presentation from the current slide using a function key
3. Start the presentation in Presenter View using a function key
Press Alt + F5.
4. Start a presentation from the beginning using key tips
Press Alt > S > B (press Alt, then S, then B).
5. Start a presentation from the current slide using key tips
Press Alt > S > C (Alt, then S, then C).
There are many shortcuts you can use during a PowerPoint slide show as well. Check out the article PowerPoint Slide Show Shortcuts (50+ Keyboard Shortcuts).
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