Tip of the week # 531
8 January 2018

Move bullet points or text using a keyboard shortcut (Word and PowerPoint) *

Last week a course delegate asked me whether there was a way to move a bullet point up or down in PowerPoint. Obviously you can use cut and paste, but I remembered there was a nifty keyboard shortcut. But what was it? So I used my own search page and typed in three words (PowerPoint bullet up) and hey presto . tip 308 came up in the preview of the shortcut archive (see tip_308.php).

Here's how:

  1. Put your cursor anywhere in the bulleted text or paragraph you want to move.
  2. Click ALT + SHIFT + UP ARROW to move the bullet point or text up or ALT + SHIFT + DOWN ARROW to move it down.

And I just noticed it also works for pictures in Word.

* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.