When you access a menu from the keyboard using its access key, the menu opens, and you can see its contents. In contrast, a command's shortcut key executes the command directly without having to open and navigate the menu first. For example, Ctrl+C is a well-known shortcut for copying something in Windows.
One command can have many shortcuts assigned to it, but each shortcut can only be assigned to one command. A command's first shortcut is displayed to its right if the command appears in a menu.
- Click the Customize menu and click Customize Mode.
- Click the Keyboard button on the customize dialog box.
- Click the category containing the command you want to modify.
- Click the command to which you want to add a keyboard shortcut.
- Click in the Press new shortcut key text box and press the keys on the keyboard that you want to use for a shortcut.
For example, for Ctrl+Q, do not type CTRL;, press the Ctrl key and the Q key at the same time.
If those keys have been assigned to another command, that command's name will appear below.
- Click Assign if the keys aren't currently assigned to another command.
The new shortcut appears in the Current Key/s list.
- Click Close on the Customize Keyboard dialog box.
- Click Close on the Customize dialog box.