Unlike MS Word, you can’t write anywhere on a PowerPoint slide just by double – clicking and typing. You can only write inside a text box and to add content on a specific point of a slide you first need to insert a text box there. There can be several text boxes on a single slide. To edit the content inside a text box quickly, you need to have a good knowledge of various shortcuts. Here we have highlighted the six most important ones.
1. F2 – It is the quickest way of selecting the whole text within a text box. Kindly note that if you have clicked inside the text box for editing, then you will need to press F2 twice to perform the same action.
2. Alt + Shift + up/down arrow – This shortcut is very useful for quickly moving the lines/paragraphs within a text box.
The following example shows the application of the shortcut used for moving lines/paragraph up or down.
3. Shift + Left/Right Key – This shortcut is helpful in selective editing. So if there are just few letters you want to edit then go for this shortcut.