Create A Shortcut To Your Favorite Font: MS Word

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Create a keyboard shortcut and apply your most-wanted Word fonts wherever and whenever you want.

You like to use the Courier New font in your Word publications, but you'd rather not navigate the long list of fonts in the Formatting toolbar every time you need to use it. Rather than clicking through the toolbars and menus to find your favorite font, you can create a keyboard shortcut -- and never have to search for the font again. Follow the steps below to create your shortcut:

  1. Go to Tools | Customize.
  2. On the Commands tab, click the Keyboard button.
  3. Under Categories, click Fonts.
  4. Under Fonts, click Courier New.
  5. Put your cursor in the Press New Shortcut Key text box.
  6. Press [Alt] + CS.
  7. Click the Assign button.
  8. Click Close twice.

Now when you want to apply the Courier New font to your text, select the text and press [Alt] + CS.

Note that these shortcut keys may be adapted to whichever key you wish -- not just those chosen here -- but take care not to use a shortcut combination that has already been assigned, such as for Replace, Paste, and Find.

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