Microsoft Word XP features pre-designed keyboard shortcuts for many different commands. To see a list of existing keyboard shortcuts, follow these steps:
Go to Help > Microsoft Office Word Help or press F1.
Type in the keyword “keys”.
Select the subtopic About Shortcut Keys. The topic will display in a new window.
Select the topic “Printing a list of shortcut keys”.
Follow the instructions for running the macro to display all Word commands. This will create a new document with a list of all the commands. Print or save the file for future reference.
Let’s say you wanted to develop your own keyboard shortcut to access the Page Setup dialog box. When you are trying to decide a keyboard combination to use for your shortcuts, use caution. Ctrl + any alphabetic character A-Z are already assigned by Word. For example, if you use Ctrl + T to access the Insert Table dialog box, this will automatically overwrite Word’s definition of Ctrl + T (hanging indent) without warning.
Go to Tools > Customize...
The Customize dialog box will appear. Click Keyboard... to access the Customize Keyboard dialog box
Under Categories, select the desired menu and under commands select the command you wish to add keyboard shortcuts. In this example, I am going to create a keyboard shortcut for the command File > Save As Web Page so I will select File in left column and FileSaveAsWebPage in right column.
Press the desired keys to enter the new keyboard shortcut in the “Press new shortcut key” text box. In this example I used Alt + Ctrl + W.
Click the Assign button.
Click the Close button on the Customize Keyboard dialog box.
Click the Close button on the Customize dialog box.