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Solved Word 2003: Assign "Home" to Keyboard Shortcut

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by CluelessInSeattl, Jan 31, 2020.

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  1. CluelessInSeattl

    CluelessInSeattl Thread Starter

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    I'm an old guy and back in the 80s I cut my teeth on the CP/M version of WordStar, and I still prefer using its keyboard shortcuts. I'm a clumsy touch typist, and the "Home" key is such a long reach away from the standard keyboard, that I have to look down from the screen to the keyboard each time I need to use it).

    I would like to create a macro in Word 2003 that would assign the action of the "Home" key to the keyboard combination Ctrl+Q+S. (This is the old keyboard shortcut from WordStar to move the cursor to the beginning of the current line).

    I've figured out how to assign an action to a combination of the Ctrl key plus a single key. But I can't figure out how to assign an action to Ctrl plus two additional keystrokes.

    I'd sure be grateful for some help figuring this out.

    Will in Seattle
    a.k.a. "Clueless"
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2020
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    What is the operating system that Office 2003 is running on?

    Why the links at the end of your post that go to Microsoft forums? Have you also posted for assistance there?
     
  3. CluelessInSeattl

    CluelessInSeattl Thread Starter

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    Hi Cookiegal! I'm still running Windows 7.

    Yes, I posted in an MS forum yesterday but so far no one has replied, so I decided to try here since this community has always been so much more responsive. I too was puzzled by that "Question Info" blurb at the end of my post. Apparently it was appended automatically by techguy.org.

    There used to be a very helpful MS Word YahooGroup, but I've not been able to find that one lately.
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    It's not techguy.org that did that. You must have copied and pasted it from your post on the Microsoft site.

    I don't have an answer for you but will see if I can find one and hopefully others will chime in as well.
     
  5. CluelessInSeattl

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    Thanks, Cookiegal!

    In the meantime, I've edited my first post in this thread and deleted that junk that got appended to the end of my message.
     
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    Problem Solved!

    I received instructions from WordStar Forum Admin. Mike

    http://forum.wordstar.org/index.php/topic,805.0.html

    Click Tools > Customize.

    Click the Keyboard button at the bottom of the dialog box.

    In the Customize Keyboard screen, in the Categories box scroll down to middle of list just above dotted line ------------ and select All Commands,

    In the Commands box select StartOfLine. The Current keys box should now show Home.

    Click in the Press new shortcut key box and then hold down the Ctrl key and type QS. The box should show this as Ctrl+Q,S. Click Assign to add this key combination as an option to using the Home key.

    Close the Customize Keyboard screen and test the new command Ctrl+Q,S.

    Look for your modifed normal.dot file here:

    "C:\Documents and Settings\Happy User\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dot"
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2020
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