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Powerpoint - Add A Sound File To An Object
Powerpoint - Add Sound
Powerpoint - Animation Painter
Powerpoint - Animations
Powerpoint - Artistic Effects
PowerPoint - Backgrounds
Powerpoint - Backstage View
Powerpoint - Bokeh Backgrounds
Powerpoint - Charts
Powerpoint - Compress A Presentation
Powerpoint - Convert Video
Powerpoint - Convert Video Using Camtasia
PowerPoint - Converting Text To SmartArt
Powerpoint - Create A Quiz
PowerPoint - Create A Speech Bubble
PowerPoint - Create A Template
PowerPoint - Create A Theme
PowerPoint - Create Animated Backgrounds
PowerPoint - Creating Shapes
PowerPoint - Curved Text
Powerpoint - Developer Tab
PowerPoint - Embed Your Website
PowerPoint - Embed Videos From Your Hard Drive
PowerPoint - Embed Youtube Videos
PowerPoint - Extract The Background Image
PowerPoint - Formatting Video
Powerpoint - Handouts
PowerPoint - Hyperlink
PowerPoint - Insert A Table
PowerPoint - Insert An Excel Spreadsheet
PowerPoint - Insert Images
PowerPoint - Key Tips
PowerPoint - Make Sound Start Automatically
PowerPoint - Notes
PowerPoint - Open PPT Or PPTX Files
PowerPoint - Paste
PowerPoint - Calendars
PowerPoint - Transparent Text
PowerPoint - Viewer
PowerPoint - Presentation Views
PowerPoint - Remove The Background From An Image
PowerPoint - Rotating Text
PowerPoint - Save As PDF
PowerPoint - Selections
PowerPoint - Shapes
PowerPoint - Slide Layouts
PowerPoint - Slide Transitions
PowerPoint - Speech Bubbles
PowerPoint - Template
PowerPoint - The Ribbon
PowerPoint - Themes
PowerPoint - Clip Art
PowerPoint - Venn Diagram Template
PowerPoint - Video
PowerPoint - What Makes A Good PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint - WordArt

PowerPoint - Key Tips

What were previously called shortcuts (before 2007) are now called Key Tips. Key Tips in PowerPoint 2010 make it easier to use commands by providing a way to perform them using only the keyboard. This is of great advantage to people who are afraid of mice!

Press the ALT key on the keyboard to display the Key Tip badges for all the tabs on the ribbon, the Office Button and commands that appear in the Quick Access Toolbar.


Pressing the key on the keyboard that represents a tab will open that tab and display all the commands within, along with their Key Tips too. To activate any command you need to use, press its Key Tip.

Microsoft have tried to use the letters that you would intuitively associate with their function. For example, ‘H’ is for the Home tab, ‘A’ is for Animations etc. Let’s just run through how we would quickly add a picture to a slide using PowerPoint’s Key Tips:

ALT > N > P, and then navigate to where the picture is and select it. N takes you to the insert tab, and P to the file explorer to insert a picture.

You can toggle the display of key tips on and off by pressing the ALT key again.

Many of the old keyboard shortcuts that you may know from previous versions of PoerPoint are still available, such as ctrl-c (copy) and ctrl-v (paste).