You may already be familiar with the most common keyboard shortcuts in Word. There are times when you may want to prefer to use keys that you are comfortable with. Word 2010 luckily offers options that allow you to create your own shortcuts to commands and tasks that you use or do most often. All you need to do is adjust the settings in the Customize Keyboard dialog box to get started. What’s more, you can also print the shortcuts and keep them as a reference for future use. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create custom keyboard shortcuts in Word 2010.
How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts In Word 2010
1. Select the File tab and choose Options.
2. In the Word Options dialog box, on the left, select Customize Ribbon.
3. In the Keyboard shortcuts section, click Customize to display the Customize Keyboard dialog box.
4. In the Specify a command section, in the Categories list box, select a category.
5. The commands related to the category are displayed in the Commands list box. Select the item for which you want to assign a keyboard shortcut.
6. In the Specify keyboard sequence section, in the Current keys text box, commands with current shortcuts are displayed. Place the insertion point in the Press new shortcut key text box, and on the keyboard, press the shortcut you want to assign to the command.
7. Click Assign to assign the keyboard shortcut and then click Close.
8. Close the Word Options dialog box.
Now that you know how to create custom keyboard shortcuts, go ahead and customize your shortcuts to make your working experience an easier one.