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January 11, 2008

Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts

Following on from yesterday’s tip about Outlook keyboard shortcuts, how would you like a list of all Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts? You can find this yourself, and that way you can decide for yourself which ones you want to know. Read further for the steps.

  1. Make sure you are in Microsoft Word. It doesn’t matter if you are currently in a document or not, as the list of keyboard shortcuts will be created in a new Word document.
  2. Go to Tools>Macros>Macros (Or you can start using keyboard shortcuts by using Alt+F8).
  3. In the drop down box at the bottom of the dialog box called “Macro in:” change it from All active templates and documents to Word commands.
  4. Either scroll down to ListCommands, or click on one command and type the letter l, then scroll down to ListCommands.
  5. Click Run.
  6. A new dialog box appears. Choose “Current menu and keyboard settings” and press OK.
  7. A new Word document will be generated that contains a table with all the commands in alphabetical order.

macros.jpg   word-commands.jpg   list-of-commands.jpg   necessary-command.jpg   list-commands-dialog-box.jpg  sample-commands.jpg

Note this table will contain a number of commands that do not have a keyboard shortcut as it is displaying the menu commands as well. A way to change this is to do sort the table. These steps are detailed below.
  1. Select the entire table. A quick way of doing this is by clicking on the square that appears in the top left-hand corner outside of the table.
  2. Go to Table>Sort.
  3. Change the first Sort by box to Modifiers.
  4. Go to the Then by box and choose Key.
  5. Press OK.

table-sort.jpg   sort-options.jpg

You will now have a table with a number of blank Modifiers, that is because these commands come from menus. You can delete these rows if you wish.

Save the word document or print it out, and away you go. Hopefully this will prove useful for those of you, who have wanted to know more keyboard shortcuts.

1 Comment »

  1. Just the ticket!

    Comment by nelson — April 16, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

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