Keyboard shortcuts in Google presentations

If you’re faster on your keyboard than your mouse, keyboard shortcuts can help you save time. Keyboard shortcuts let you complete actions using only your keyboard. Here’s a list of actions you can do in Google presentations using your keyboard:

Mac users: Replace Ctrl with the Command key (⌘ or 'Apple' key) and Alt with the Option key.

Navigation

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + B Open animations panel (Cmd + Alt/Option + Shift + B on Mac)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + G Open revision history panel (Cmd + Alt/Option + Shift + G on Mac)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S Open speaker notes panel (Cmd + Alt/Option + Shift + S on Mac)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F Move to filmstrip (Cmd + Alt/Option + Shift + F on Mac)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C Move to canvas (Cmd + Alt/Option + Shift + C on Mac)
Pg-Down Move to next slide
Pg-Up Move to previous slide
Tab Select next shape
Shift + Tab Select previous shape
Home Go to first slide
End Go to last slide
Ctrl + Shift + Right Zoom in
Ctrl + Shift + Left Zoom out

Objects

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl + D Duplicate shape
Ctrl + G Group selection
Ctrl + Shift + G Ungroup selection
Ctrl + Up Move forward
Ctrl + Down Send backward
Ctrl + Shift + Up Bring to front
Ctrl + Shift + Down Send to back
Shift + Move Move vertically or horizontally
Shift + Rotate Rotate in 15° rotation increments
Shift + Resize Resize, keeping object's aspect ratio
Shift + Up, Down, Left or Right Nudge one pixel at a time

Slides

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl + M Insert slide
Ctrl + Down Move slide down in filmstrip
Ctrl + Up Move slide up in filmstrip
Ctrl + Shift + Up Move slide to beginning
Ctrl + Shift + Down Move slide to end

Selection

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl + Alt + X Read current selection (Ctrl + Cmd + X on Mac)
Shift + mouse selection Add to selection
Alt + mouse selection Add only completely enclosed shapes to selection

Comments

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl + Alt + M Insert comment
Shift + Esc Open chat sidebar
J When focus is on comment, move to next comment
K When focus is on comment, move to previous comment
R When focus is on comment, reply to comment
E When focus is on comment, resolve comment

Spelling

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl + ; Move to next spelling correction
Ctrl + [ Move to previous spelling correction

Menu navigation

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl + Alt + F Open File menu
Ctrl + Alt + E Open Edit menu
Ctrl + Alt + V Open View menu
Ctrl + Alt + S Open Slide menu
Ctrl + Alt + O Open Format menu
Ctrl + Alt + B Open Table menu
Ctrl + Alt + H Open Help menu

Text formatting

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl + B Bold
Ctrl + I Italics
Ctrl + U Underline
Ctrl + . (period) Superscript
Ctrl + , (comma) Subscript
Ctrl + / (forward slash) Clear formatting
⌥ + Shift + 5 Strikethrough

Paragraph formatting

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl + Shift + L Align left
Ctrl + Shift + J Justify
Ctrl + Shift + R Align right
Ctrl + Shift + 7 Numbered list
Ctrl + Shift + 8 Bullet