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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Step by Step by Joyce Cox and Joan Lambert

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Creating a Custom Keyboard Shortcut

Another way to access commands quickly is to use keyboard shortcuts—combinations of two or more keys that invoke a command. Keyboard shortcuts are particularly efficient if your hands are already on the keyboard typing document text. Word has a large variety of built-in keyboard shortcuts. For example, to format text as bold, you can simply select it and then press Ctrl+B.

If a command you use frequently doesn’t have a built-in keyboard shortcut, you can create one from the Customize page of the Word Options window. Clicking Customize at the bottom of this page opens the Customize Keyboard dialog box, where you can choose the categories and commands you want and assign keyboard shortcuts.

In this exercise, you ...

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