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Navigation know-how

Slide Show toolbar overlying series of slides
Master quick methods for navigating in Microsoft Office PowerPoint®—when you create a slide show, and when you present one.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Two self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Perform common tasks using shortcut menus and keyboard combinations.
  • Switch easily between task panes and other panes as you edit.
  • Navigate between slides using the mouse or keyboard.
  • Use the Slide Show toolbar (new in PowerPoint 2003).

Because there are several ways to accomplish most tasks in PowerPoint, you might wonder whether you know the quickest or easiest method. Sometimes the most obvious way isn't the most effective one.

This course offers tips to help you move efficiently within the PowerPoint window as you create a show, and to navigate confidently between slides when you present a show. Knowing these handy menus and keyboard shortcuts can bring you a new mastery and comfort level in PowerPoint.

After you've read this page fully, click Next to start the first lesson.

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