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    keystrokes for Office shortcuts

    Somewhere here in Woody's world I once found a tip about setting keystrokes to launch Office applications: going to a shortcut to MS Word, for example, and setting the keystroke <Ctrl><Alt><W> so that's all I need to type when I wish to launch the Word application.

    Well, now I've upgraded my Office from 2k to XP and now when I try the shortcut I get an error "This action is only valid for products that are currently installed". I can't go to a new shortcut and reset it because it still tries to pull up the old product when I enter the key-combination. How do I find the old shortcut where this is located and where it's trying to launch the old version of Word so I can delete/remove it?

    THANKS!

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    Re: keystrokes for Office shortcuts

    I have Windows XP Pro. If I right click the program listing in the "Menu" under Start I can select properties and then define the "Short Key" there.
    Hope this helps.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: keystrokes for Office shortcuts

    I guess I wasn't clear: I know how to set the Short Key, but I'm wondering how to remove the setting that's still hanging around from a previous version of Office. I still want <ctrl><alt><w> to launch Word, but when I try to enter it in the shortcut properties for Word 2002, it still tries to reference Word 2000. I can't reset it because when I enter that key combination, it tries to execute it rather than enter it as the new shortcut.

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    Re: keystrokes for Office shortcuts

    You're going to have to create a brand new shortcut to the applications. I prefer to go straight to the folder for Office in Windows Explorer and drag with the right mouse button, then renaming it something more appropriate (ahem).

    RIght-click on the start menu, select explore, and then open a second Explorer window - you'll find that it's pretty easy. Then again, I'm an inveterate tweaker and control freak so maybe that's just me. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: keystrokes for Office shortcuts

    OK, I think I've figured this out:
    There was still an Office 2000 folder located in my Start menu. Once I found it, there were all of the shortcuts to the Office 2000 files and I was able to go in and one by one delete the shortcut key assignments. Then I deleted that folder, and was able to go to the Office XP shortcuts and reset the shortcut keys on them.

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