Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 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: Printing a Key Assignment List.

Printing a Key Assignment List

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated October 23, 2021)
This tip applies to Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365


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When you are customizing Word, you can assign certain styles, macros, and commands to different key assignments. Word allows you to print a list of what has been assigned to certain keys. To do this, follow these steps if you are using Word 2010 or a later version:

  1. Press Ctrl+P. Word displays the File tab of the ribbon, with the Print option selected at the left side of the screen.
  2. Click the first option under the Settings category and choose Key Assignments. (You may have to scroll down through the list to find it.) (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. Specifying you want to print key assignments.

  4. Click the Print button. Word prints the desired information.

If you are using Word 2007, follow these steps, instead:

  1. Press Ctrl+P. Word displays the Print dialog box. (See Figure 2.)
  2. Figure 2. The Print dialog box.

  3. In the Print What box, select Key Assignments.
  4. Click on OK.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (9256) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Printing a Key Assignment List.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is five more than 6?

2022-02-02 09:43:31

Andrew

Watt, try this in a macro:

Application.ListCommands False

Andy.


2022-02-01 13:55:07

Watt

Didn't there used to be a way to create a **file** (doc file) of key assignments? What good is a hard copy nowadays?


2021-10-23 08:28:43

Tomek

Thank you for this tip. I was looking for a way to do this for some time, and this came very handy.

On my machine I found keys ***still*** assigned to old macros as well as to styles that I have deleted. This enabled me to do some cleanup.


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