Can't Find your Shortcuts in MS Word 2007?

Dennis Faas's picture

If you have recently upgraded to Office 2007 you may be in a quandary as to where the shortcuts are located. If you are anything like me, you are absolutely lost without them.

I am here to show you how to retrieve those shortcuts that have always been so helpful to you.

Follow the steps below:

  • Click on Office Button | Customize or right-click on the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and select Customize Quick Access Toolbar.  
  • Now that you know where to find it, the rest is pretty intuitive. There are some changes because you are now looking at commands that are based in groups on the ribbon where they will be found instead of the old menus of the past.  
  • Select a category on the left-hand side.  
  • Now, click on a command on the right-hand side.  
  • Click the Press New shortcut key field and then actually use the key combination you would like to use to access this shortcut.  
  • Check the key combination availability. If it is not in use, you are good to go. If not, then you will have to find another key combination to use or, if you don't care about the one listed, you can use it anyway. It's all up to you.  
  • Once you have verified that you have a key combination that you can use, make sure that Normal is selected in the Save in field.  
  • Click Assign.

That's it! Ahhh... now you have all your familiar shortcuts back again!

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