Navigating through your computer to open up Microsoft Word can sometimes be bothersome, especially when you’re in a hurry. Luckily, there are convenient shortcuts that allow you to open the application faster. In this blog post, we’ll teach you just that.
First, let’s understand what a shortcut key is. A shortcut key in computing is a set of one or several keys that invoke a software program or a command in the program. They are designed to save time by eliminating the need to navigate through menus or remember complex command syntax.
Creating a Shortcut Key for MS Word
You can create a keyboard shortcut to open Microsoft Word directly. The steps are pretty straightforward. Here’s how to do it:
1. Right-click on the MS Word icon on your desktop. 2. Click on "Properties." 3. Under the "Shortcut" tab, click on the "Shortcut key" field. 4. Press the key combination you want to use. For example, if you want the shortcut to be "Ctrl + Alt + W," press those keys. 5. Click "Apply," then "OK."
Now, you can open MS Word by just pressing your shortcut key. It’s that simple!
Using Built-in Shortcut Keys in MS Word
MS Word also provides built-in keyboard shortcuts for various functions. Here are some examples:
|Ctrl + N||Create a new document|
|Ctrl + O||Open an existing document|
|Ctrl + S||Save the current document|
|Ctrl + P||Print the current document|
To view the complete list of keyboard shortcuts in MS Word, you can go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon > Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize.
With these tips, you can now navigate and work on MS Word more efficiently. So go ahead, give these shortcuts a try!