Adding Keyboard Shortcut to Microsoft Office

Being a fan of Keyboard shortcuts, I always wanted all those frequent operations I do on my machine to be available as Keyboard Shortcuts. Today I was searching for the Toggle Full Screen keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word. But to my surprise it was not available. Did some googling and found out that we can add custom shortcuts for Word. To add custom shortcut :

  1. Choose Customize from the Tools menu. Word displays the Customize dialog box.
  2. Click the Keyboardbutton. Word displays the Customize Keyboard dialog box.
  3. In the list of Categories, choose View.
  4. In the list of Commands, choose ToggleFull.
  5. Place the insertion point in the Press New Shortcut Key box.
  6. Press the shortcut key you want to use, such as Alt+L.
  7. Click Assign.
  8. Close the dialog boxes.

The interesting thing is that, when you input one new shorcut, Word will show whether this shortcut is already assigned to any other shortcuts. I preferred Alt+L since I wanted the similar shortcut available in Adobe Reader for toggling full screens for Pdf (Ctl+L), but this was already assigned in word.

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