Assigning a Shortcut after Macro Creation
While I’m sure there are quite a few people out there who are able to plan far enough in advance to assign a shortcut to a macro while it is being created, I’m not in that club. I don’t usually think about creating a shortcut until I’ve used the macro several times and then decided that I wanted an easier way to execute it.
Fortunately, this isn’t a problem since Word 2007 allows you to go back and assign a shortcut to a macro after it’s been created. To do this, click on the Office button and select Word Options.
Once the Word Options window opens, click on Customize. If you want to add a button shortcut to the Quick Access toolbar, select Macros from the Choose commands from drop down list, and perform the same steps as described in the preceding section for adding a button.
If you would rather add a keyboard shortcut, click on the Customize button next to Keyboard shortcuts in this window.
In the Customize Keyboard dialog box that appears, choose Macros from the Categories listing. Next, select the macro for which you would like to create a keyboard shortcut from the list of Macros.
From here, the process of assigning a shortcut is the same as that described in the previous section.