Is there a way to change slides by hotkey when in edit mode? I find my self switching to presentation mode, typing the number of the slide, hitting enter, and then exiting the presentation just to switch to a particular slide. Anyone know how to do the same from edit/normal mode without using the mouse?
There is no way in PowerPoint to jump to a specific slide in Edit Mode. That is only available in Slide Show mode (in Slide Show mode press slide number and then hit the Enter key).
If it helps you can try using the Slide Sorter View from the bottom right corner. And if you want to do it without the mouse there are some shortcut key combination:
Alt+V, then press D
Alt+W, then press I (this will change to TAB)