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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:

  1. Load Word 2007 and then click the Office Button. A pull-down menu appears.
  2. Click the Word Options button. The Word Options window appears.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Click a command in the Commands box. The Current Keys box lists any shortcut keystrokes currently assigned to your chosen command.
  6. Click in the Press New Shortcut Key text box.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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