If you're not an expert, it can take many clicks and a lot of menu navigations to perform basic tasks. With shortcut keys, you can speed up your working pace without lifting your hands from the keyboard.
In Word, you can create your own keyboard shortcuts! For example, if you are using the "Word Count" feature often, you can assign any key combination like Alt+W to run the Word Count command.
Follow these simple steps to create your own shortcuts keys for your favorite command:
Go to the Tools menu and click on Customize. (Hint: In Word 2007, the Customize Option is located on the "Office" button)
In the dialog box that opens, click on the "Keyboard..." button.
A list of all the categories of commands will appear on the left side of a new dialog box.
Click on the Category that contains the command which you want to assign a shortcut key.
From the right side, choose the Command you want to assign a keyboard shortcut and then Type or
Click the key combination you want to use to create the shortcut.
Now click on the Assign button and then click Close.
Now, when you are ready to perform the command, simply use your Shortcut Keys that you just setup.
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