How to Navigate Within a Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show

Learn the different ways to navigate your PowerPoint slides in a presentation.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010, 2013, and 2016.

While in presentation mode:

  1. To advance, press the Spacebar, the Right Arrow key, the Down Arrow key, or P.

  2. To go back, press the Backspace key, the Left Arrow key, the Up Arrow key, or N.

  3. To go to a specific slide, press Ctrl+S and select the slide.

You can also use the mouse to navigate. To move forward, click. To move backward, right-click and select Previous.

Finally, you can use the mouse and onscreen buttons to move forward and backward.
Onscreen Buttons

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