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How to List MS Word Macro Key Assignments

By Jim-MN ·
I have written quite a few MS Word macros into the default location (, and assigned them to key combinations. Of course, I forget the key assignments of ones I seldom use, and I see no way in MS Word to get a list (preferably a printable and/or save-able list) of all the macros in _with_ their key assignments. The info can be gathered (I think) by selecting them one by one and looking at the descriptions, but that's klunky. Any ideas, please? Thanks. Jim

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by GuruOfDos In reply to How to List MS Word Macro ...

Your method is clunky, as you say, but you could always write a macro to do the job and assign it to a key....

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Help,Index,Shortcut Keys

by JackOfAllTech In reply to How to List MS Word Macro ...

From Word Help:

On the Tools menu, click Customize.
Click Keyboard.

In the Categories box, click the category that contains the command or other item. {In this case, Macros}

In the box to the right, click the name of the command or other item.
Any shortcut keys that are currently assigned appear in the Current keys box.


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Thanks, this is better but not perfect.

by Jim-MN In reply to Help,Index,Shortcut Keys

This is a good way to see all the key assignments, thanks. It's better than what I was doing, but it still never generates a list that could be, e.g., printed and hung to the side of my monitor so I could just glance at it and be reminded of what the key is. At least now I can hand-write it without excessive keystrokes / mouseclicks just to see the necessary info.

Oh well ... Microsoft.


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by GuruOfDos In reply to Thanks, this is better bu ...

If you can display it on the screen, then you could always hit the Print Scrn button, open Paint then paste the screen-dump as a bitmap to give you a 'hard copy' aide-memoire. With a bit if judicial PrintScrn, cutting and pasting, perhaps even into a Word document, you should be able to produce a 'cheat sheet' without too much difficulty!

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