Add a keyboard shortcut to a command in Word 2013

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Many, but not all commands have keyboard shortcuts assigned to them.


Here is how to add a keyboard shortcut to a command in Word 2013, and how to change already assigned ones:

  • Click File.
  • Click Options on the menu on the left.
  • Click Customize Ribbon in the menu list on the left.
  • Click Customize next to Keyboard shortcuts:.
  • Select All Commands in the Categories list.
  • Select the command you want to assign a keyboard shortcut to, from the Commands list.
  • Put the cursor in the Press new shortcut key box and press the desired shortcut key.
  • Click Assign to assign the selected shortcut key to the selected command.

Note: This will only work if the entered keyboard shortcut has not already been used. If so, Word will tell you.

Note: You can assign more than one shortcut key to one command.

  • Click OK.


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