PowerPoint Tips: Jump to a Specific Slide

Lesson 5: Jump to a Specific Slide


Jump to a specific slide

When you’re in the middle of a presentation, you don’t have to scroll through one slide at a time to return to an earlier slide. Instead, you can use three different shortcuts to jump to a specific slide while you’re in Slide Show mode.

The video below illustrates how you can use these shortcuts. 


  1. To go to a specific slide number, press a number + Enter. For example, if you wanted to see slide 4, just press 4, then Enter. (This shortcut is best for shorter presentations when it’s easier to memorize the number of each slide).
  2. Press Ctrl + S to display the title of every slide in your presentation. Click on your choice and select Go to.
  3. To display thumbnails of every slide, press the G key, then click the one you want.

It’s important to note that this last shortcut only works in PowerPoint 2013 and newer versions. 

Now you don’t have to waste time going back one slide at a time! Stay tuned for our next lesson about spell check and thesaurus shortcuts.