How to assign a Word command or macro to a hot-key

Article contributed by Bill Coan

  1. Choose Customize on the Tools menu, then click Keyboard...
  2. In the Categories list, choose either All Commands or Macros, as appropriate.
  3. In the list on the right, choose a command or macro.
  4. Enter a key combination in the space provided.
  5. Before clicking Assign, look where it says currently assigned to, and make sure you are not about to reasign a really useful shortcut!
  6. Also before clicking Assign, select the template where you want the assignment to be stored.
  7. Click Assign, then Close.
  8. Hold the Shift key down and select File + Save All, to save your changes to the template.


See also:

Word commands, and their descriptions, default shortcuts and menu assignments

How to find out which command Word executes

How to assign a Word command or macro to a toolbar or menu

How to assign a keyboard shortcut (all versions).