Shortcut key to open a file

By mirossmac2 ·
I recently read the instructions for assigning a keyboard shortcut to open a specific file in Word (2003 in my case). It worked. But I've since forgotten how to do it and cannot trace those original details. Can anyone help?

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Microsoft Word shortcut keys.

Ctrl + A
Select all contents of the page.
Ctrl + B
Bold highlighted selection.
Ctrl + C
Copy selected text.
Ctrl + X
Cut selected text.
Ctrl + P
Open the print window.
Ctrl + F
Open find box.
Ctrl + I
Italic highlighted selection.
Ctrl + K
Insert link.
Ctrl + U
Underline highlighted selection.
Ctrl + V
Ctrl + Y
Redo the last action performed.
Ctrl + Z
Undo last action.
Ctrl + L
Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl + E
Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
Ctrl + R
Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl + M
Indent the paragraph.
Ctrl + Shift + F
Change the font.
Ctrl + Shift + >
Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increases font +2pts.
Ctrl + ]
Increase selected font +1pts.
Ctrl + Shift + <
Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower, if above 12 decreases font by +2pt.
Ctrl + [
Decrease selected font -1pts.
Ctrl + Shift + *
View or hide non printing characters.
Ctrl + <left arrow>
Moves one word to the left.
Ctrl + <right arrow>
Moves one word to the right.
Ctrl + <up arrow>
Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
Ctrl + <down arrow>
Moves to the end of the paragraph.
Ctrl + Del
Deletes word to right of cursor.
Ctrl + Backspace
Deletes word to left of cursor.
Ctrl + End
Moves the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl + Home
Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + Spacebar
Reset highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl + 1
Single-space lines.
Ctrl + 2
Double-space lines.
Ctrl + 5
1.5-line spacing.
Ctrl + Alt + 1
Changes text to heading 1.
Ctrl + Alt + 2
Changes text to heading 2.
Ctrl + Alt + 3
Changes text to heading 3.
Ctrl + F1
Open the Task Pane.
Open Help.
Alt + Ctrl + F2
Open new document.
Ctrl + F2
Display the print preview.
Shift + F3
Change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
Shift + Insert
Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
Ctrl + Shift + F6
Opens to another open Microsoft Word document.
Spell and grammar check selected text and/or document.
Shift + F7
Runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
Save as.
Shift + F12
Ctrl + Shift + F12
Prints the document.
Alt + Shift + D
Insert the current date.
Alt + Shift + T
Insert the current time.

In addition to the above shortcut keys users can also use their mouse as a method of quickly do something commonly performed. Below some are examples of mouse shortcuts.
?Mouse shortcuts
Click, hold, and drag
Selects text from where you click and hold to the point you drag and let go.
If double-click a word, selects the complete word.
Double-clicking on the left, center, or right of a blank line will make the alignment of the text left, center, or right aligned.
Double-clicking anywhere after text on a line will set a tab stop.
Selects the line or paragraph of the text the mouse triple-clicked.
Ctrl + Mouse wheel
Zooms in and out of document.

Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

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Right click the file

by Kenone In reply to Shortcut key to open a fi ...

You may have to create a shortcut to the file first, it can be in the same directory. Click on the shortcut tab, click in the "Shortcut Key" box then hold down ctrl+alt and select the key you want to use, say "z"
Now when you hit ctrl+alt+z the file will open.

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Thanks to all

by mirossmac2 In reply to Shortcut key to open a fi ...

Thanks to all 3 of the above. The list from Piekonet T was most handy as was the link to several informative articles from shhite. And Kenone came up with the immediate solution. The bit I forgot before was to create a regular shortcut icon and THEN assign a keyboard combination to it - obvious, really! Meanwhile, by brute force, I've found how to do the same from inside Word: Open the file - Tools - Customize - Keyboard - File (lefthand list) - FileOpenFile(rt-hand list) (now the name of the current file pops into a new little window) - type the desired keyboard shortcut in the window above it - Apply. This shortcut now works inside Word.

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No problem. :)

Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

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