You can customize shortcuts by assigning keyboard shortcuts to a command, macro, font, style or frequently used symbol. By the same token, you can also remove keyboard shortcuts.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
Either click File or use the shortcut Alt + F, T to open the Word Options dialog box.
Use the down arrow to select Customize Ribbon.
- Use your tab key until Customize has been selected and click Enter.
- In the Categories box, click the down arrow or the up arrow to select the category that contains the command or other item to which you would like to assign a keyboard shortcut or remove a shortcut from
- Click your Tab key to move to the Commands box.
- Click your Down arrow or up arrow to key to select the name of the command or other item to which you would like to assign a keyboard shortcut or would like to remove a shortcut from.
- Any keyboard shortcuts that are currently assigned to that command or item will appear in the Current keys box.
Follow the steps below to assign a keyboard shortcut:
- Click your Tab key until your cursor is in the Press new shortcut key box.
- Click the combination of keys you would like to assign to your shortcut (i.e., Ctrl + B or whatever is intuitive).
Note the Currently assigned to are to see if the combination you have chosen is already assigned to a command or some other item. If it is already assigned, choose another key combination.
If you reassign a key combination, you will no longer be able to use that key combination for its original purpose. For example, Snagit took over the Shift + Ctrl + space for a hard space in my version of Word, so then I had to create a new key combination for that and I now use Ctrl + Alt + Space for that command. The only way you would ever be able to use the key combination for it’s original assignment would be by clicking Reset All.
- Click Save changes in.
- Use the arrows to highlight the current document name or template where you would like to save your keyboard shortcut changes and click Enter.
Follow the steps below to Remove a Keyboard Shortcut:
- Use your tab key until your cursor is in the Current Keys box.
- Using the up and down arrows, to select the keyboard shortcut you would like to remove.
- Click Remove.