In this lesson we will learn to make a shortcut key to an application such as Microsoft Word so that instead of having to go through all the menus we can simply press the shortcut key and shortly afterwards up will come our word processor. Now lets get started.
(Creating a shortcut key) We will use Microsoft Word for this lesson.
Microsoft word usually has a shortcut icon within the programs menu on windows.
1. Open your start menu.
2. Down arrow to Programs menu and right arrow into it.
3. Press the down arrow till you come to the Microsoft Word icon.
4. Now press your "application key", third key out from right of the spacebar.
5. Arrow down to where it says "properties" and press the enter key.
6. Now you will be in the properties of the Microsoft Word icon". In here
you need to press your tab key till you come to where it says "Shortcut key,
7. It is here you need to press a letter on the keyboard which Windows will
use as the shortcut key to launch Microsoft Word in Future. The keys I
suggest you use for your shortcut is as follows:
Control, shift plus W
Remember to press them all down at the same time. Windows will now make a note of what you pressed and keep them in its memory.
8. Now it just remains for you to press your tab key until you come to the "ok button" and press the enter key on it.
Now the job is complete.
Please take your time doing this exercise and note carefully the instructions.
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