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Assign Word shortcut keys to frequently used styles

Do you frequently assign custom styles to paragraphs in your Word documents? If so, you probably spend a lot of time scrolling through the Style box on the formatting toolbar. Learn how you can eliminate a lot of that scrolling.

If you frequently assign custom styles to your paragraphs, you probably spend a lot of time scrolling through the Style box on the formatting toolbar. You can eliminate much of the scrolling by using shortcut keys instead. To create a shortcut key for a custom style, Microsoft Word 2002 users can follow these steps:

  1. Select Format | Styles And Formatting.
  2. In the Task Pane, right-click the style to be associated with the shortcut keys and select Modify.
  3. Click the Format button and select Shortcut key.
  4. Enter the keyboard shortcut at the prompt.
  5. Click Assign.
  6. Click Close and then OK.

Word 2000 users can follow these steps:

  1. Select Format | Style.
  2. Select the custom style from the Styles list.
  3. Click Modify Style.
  4. Click Shortcut key button.
  5. Enter the keyboard shortcut at the prompt.
  6. Click Assign.
  7. Click Close and then OK.

To apply the custom style using the keyboard, click within the paragraph you want to format, and press the keyboard shortcut.

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