Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Defining a Shortcut for a Macro.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 12, 2015)
Word allows you to assign macros or commands to specific key combinations. These key combinations are referred to as shortcut keys, and when used they result in the macro or command being executed.
When you first create a macro by recording it, Word gives you to opportunity to assign the macro to a specific key combination. If you later want to change the key combination, you can follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Customize Keyboard dialog box.
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