Create Your Own Word Keyboard Shortcuts
The more you use Word 2007, the more likely you will find yourself using certain commands. After a while, choosing these commands through Ribbon tabs may get tedious, so Word gives you the option of defining your own shortcut keystrokes to your favorite commands. To assign a keystroke shortcut to a command, follow these steps:
- Load Word 2007 and then click the Office Button. A pull-down menu appears.
- Click the Word Options button. The Word Options window appears.
- Click Customize in the left pane. The Word Options window displays various Customization options and then click the Customize button. The Customize Keyboard dialog box appears.
- Click on a tab name (such as Home or Page Layout) in the Categories box. The Commands box lists all the available commands stored within that tab name.
- Click a command in the Commands box. The Current Keys box lists any shortcut keystrokes currently assigned to your chosen command.
- Click in the Press New Shortcut Key text box.
- Press a unique keystroke combination, such as Ctrl+F7 or Alt+8 and then click Assign. Word assigns your keystroke to your chosen command. If the keyboard shortcut you choose is already assigned, Word will alert you.
- Click Close. The Word Options window appears again and in the end click OK. You can use your keystroke shortcut in any Word documents.
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- Zooming In (And Out) to Avoid Eyestrain
- Create Your Own Word Keyboard Shortcuts
- Guarding Against Macro Viruses and Worms
- Password-Protecting Your Files
- Saving Office 2007 Files
- Freezing Row and Column Headings in Excel
- Displaying Slides Out of Order in PowerPoint
- Reduce Spam in Outlook
- Using Pocket Office