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Open and Save As dialog boxes Shortcut Keys in PowerPoint

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Open and Save As dialog boxes Shortcut Keys in PowerPoint

In this article I am trying to explain shortcut keys for Manage Open and Save As dialog boxes, PowerPoint Task Panes and Move around in Tables in MS Office PowerPoint.

Manage Open and Save As dialog boxes




Go to the previous folder.


Up One Level button: Open the folder up one level above the open folder.

alt+3 or delete

Delete button: Delete the selected folder or file.


Create New Folder button: Create a new folder.


Views button: Switch among available folder views.


Tools button: Show the Tools menu.


Display a shortcut menu for a selected item, such as a folder or file.


Move between options or areas in the dialog box.

f4 or alt+i

Open the Look in list.


Refresh the file list.


PowerPoint Task Panes




Move a task pane from another pane in the program window (clockwise direction). You may need to press F6 more than once

tab, shift+tab

When a task pane is active, select the next or previous option in the task pane, respectively.

ctrl+arrow down

Display the full set of commands on the task pane menu.

arrow down or arrow up

Move among choices on a selected submenu; move among certain options in a group of options in a dialog box.

spacebar or enter

Open the selected menu, or perform the action assigned to the selected button.


Open a shortcut menu; open a drop-down menu for the selected gallery item.

home, end

When a menu or submenu is visible, select the first or last command, respectively, on the menu or submenu.

page up, page down

Scroll up or down in the selected gallery list, respectively.

home, end

Move to the top or bottom of the selected gallery list, respectively.

ctrl+spacebar, c

Close a task pane.

alt+h, f, o

Open the Clipboard.


Move around in Tables




Move to the next cell.


Move to the preceding cell.

arrow down

Move to the next row.

arrow up

Move to the preceding row.


Insert a tab in a cell.


Start a new paragraph.

tab at the end of the last row

Add a new row at the bottom of the table.

alt, j, d, a, and then pP

Launch the Selection pane.


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