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whats the keyboard shortcut to go to (and from?) the slide sorter and the editor?

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ALT-5 in PowerPoint 2010 will switch you from Normal to Slide Sorter View and back again.

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indeed it does - Thanks!! – GreyCloud Feb 14 '12 at 11:09

With PowerPoint 2010, you can do Alt + W then:

  • I to go to the slide sorter
  • L to go back to the normal view

You could also add the slide sorter and normal view to the "quick access toolbar", and then access them with Alt + 3, Alt + 4 (depends on the order of the toolbar).

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the alt 3 / 4 is a great idea, thanks! – GreyCloud Jan 30 '12 at 12:55

Pressing CTRL+S in "Slide Show" mode will bring up a modal window with the list of slides. You can then select the slide you wish to jump to. Pressing F1 in "Slide Show" mode will bring up a modal window with the list of shortcuts (including this one). I hope this helps.

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i want to move between the slide sorter and the slide editing view at design time - not during a presentation! – GreyCloud Apr 13 '11 at 15:14

There's a two step solution to adding a keyboard shortcut for toggling between Slide Sorter View and back to Normal View.

  1. Select View > and right click Slide Sorter. Select Add to Quick Access Toolbar. This adds the Slide Sorter key to your Quick Access Toolbar, obviously!

  2. Once step 1 is completed, you can then initiate the new quick access button by using Alt + 'x' (where x stands for the position of the Slide Sorter Quick Access button in the Quick Access Toolbar). For example Alt + 4.

Hope this helps.

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Just to avoid confusion Alt 5 DOES NOT switch to slide sorter view. It starts the fifth item on the QAT. This MAY be slide sorter view.

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I think you're pretty much restricted to F6 and Shift + F6 to move clockwise and counter-clockwise through the various panes.

You could perhaps look at defining an action for this with AutoHotKey.

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these keys dont seem to change the view. Is it possible to create such a shortcut key? – GreyCloud Apr 13 '11 at 15:14
Edited my answer - you could perhaps look into AutoHotKey. – 8088 Apr 17 '11 at 3:42

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