Creating a Command List

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 19, 2012)

Sometimes it is handy to see a list of commands supplied with Word, along with how they are invoked. Word includes a real handy macro that allows you to do this automatically. To create such a list, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Macro option from the Tools menu, and then choose Macros from the resulting submenu.
  2. In the Macros Available In drop-down list, choose Word Commands.
  3. In the list of commands, choose the ListCommands entry.
  4. Click on Run. You are asked whether you want the list to include. Make your choice, as desired.
  5. Click on OK.

Word creates a new document that contains the desired information. It shows commands in one column, shortcut keys to invoke those commands, and the menus from which they are available.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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