You no doubt know that there are keyboard shortcuts assigned to many of the commands in Word. For instance, pressing Ctrl + B applies bold formatting to selected text. But did you know that you change the keyboard combination for commands or add keyboard shortcuts to commands that do not have them? This can come in handy if you use a command often that doesn’t contain a shortcut or you want to change a short to something that is more meaningful or intuitive for you.
This is accomplished from the Customize Keyboard dialog box.
To Change or Add a Keyboard Shortcut to a Command.
- Click the File tab on the Ribbon.
- Click Options to display the Word Options dialog box.
- Click “Customize Ribbon” in the left pane.
- Click the Customize button below the “Choose Commands From” window, next to Keyboard shortcuts.
- In the Categories window, click the category whose commands you wish to see. To display all available commands, click “All Commands”
- In the Commands window, select the command to which you want to add a shortcut key or whose shortcut you want to change.
- To change the assigned shortcut key, click in the “Press new shortcut key” box and then press the new shortcut key on your keyboard.
Applies to: Word 2010