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Creating Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Word

Unlike the other Office applications, Word also lets you customize the third user-interaction element—the keyboard. Specifically, you can assign keyboard shortcuts to any of Word’s commands (or change the existing keyboard shortcuts) or to your macros. Here are the steps to follow:

Select Tools, Customize.

Click the Keyboard button to display the Customize Keyboard dialog box.

Use the Save Changes In list to choose the document or template in which you want the new key combination stored.

Use the Categories list to select the category that contains the command you want to work with.

Use the Commands list to select the command. If the command already has a shortcut key assigned, it appears in the Current Keys list.

Click inside the Press New Shortcut Key text box.

Press the key combination you want to use. Word displays the keypress in the text box and tells you whether the key combination is already assigned, as shown in Figure 10.6.

Figure 10.6. Using the Customize Keyboard dialog box, you can assign key combinations to any Word command.

If this is the key combination you want to use, click Assign. Otherwise, repeat step 7 until you find a key combination you want.

Repeat steps 4 through 8 to assign other key combinations.

When you’re done, click Close.



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