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: Assigning a Shortcut Key to Styles.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 1, 2018)
In other issues of WordTips you learn how to add styles to your document. Word also allows you to assign shortcut keys to styles. These shortcut keys can then be used to quickly apply styles to various paragraphs in your document.
The steps you use to define a shortcut key for a style depend on the version of Word you are using. To define a shortcut key, do this if you are using Word 97 or Word 2000:
The steps you follow are a bit different if you are using a later version of Word:
Figure 1. The Modify Style dialog box.
Figure 2. The Customize Keyboard dialog box.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (592) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Assigning a Shortcut Key to Styles.
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