Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Removing a Macro from a Shortcut Key.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 16, 2019)
You can customize Word quite a bit just by assigning your various macros to different shortcut key combinations. Press the shortcut key, and viola—the macro is executed post haste.
At some point, however, you may want to remove the association between the shortcut key and the macro. In order to do this, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Customize Ribbon options of the Word Options dialog box.
Figure 2. The Customize Keyboard dialog box.
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