Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. 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 Shortcut Key Assignments from a Macro.

Printing Shortcut Key Assignments from a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 9, 2014)

Word allows you to assign your own shortcut keys to apply styles, initiate macros, or invoke some Word command. Over time, the number of shortcut key assignments you set up can get quite lengthy. Thus, Word allows you to print a list of the shortcut keys associated with a document by using the Print What drop-down list in the Print dialog box (Word 2007) or on the printer settings page (later versions of Word).

If you are developing macros, you may have a need to offer the same functionality from within the macro itself. If you want your macro to print a list of the shortcut key assignments, you can use the PrintOut method, as shown here:

ActiveDocument.PrintOut Item:=wdPrintKeyAssignments

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (13205) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Printing Shortcut Key Assignments from a Macro.

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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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