There is a powerful feature in Word and that is the List of All Commands that resides in Word. It is obscure and most folks do not know how to find it, but I will unlock that mystery for you today. Now this list may not help you in your daily use of Word, but believe me, it will definitely expand your knowledge of Word and you will see some of these commands and think “Wow! I never knew there was a command for this!”
This article will tell you how to find this obscure list and how it will create a new Word document with a full list of all of Word’s commands.
You can save this document and search through it at your leisure to understand the use of the commands you never knew existed.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Click on File | Options | Customize Ribbon.
- Under the Main Tabs list, check Developer to show it on your Ribbon.
- Click OK.
- Now go to Ribbon | Developer | Code Group | Macros.
- In the Macro dialog box type, key in ListCommands.
- Click Run. This will make the List Commands dialog box disappear.
- To list all commands, click All word commands.
- Click OK.
Word will create a new document with all commands laid out in a table for you.
The three column headers are:
You can go through the list and see the commands and see what they do or you can check for commands that were in previous versions of Word. The entire list is searchable.
What are some of your favorite commands or shortcuts? I’d love to hear from you!