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    Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    Afternoon -

    I know I'm gonna know the answer to this, but....

    My F9 key has been assigned to the section symbol. I can't figure out how to 'unassign' this because, when I go into Customize/Keyboard, etc., I don't know which category it is in. I can't find it there, or in the Macro Name listing...

    Thanks for your suggestions,
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    Re: Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    It is supposed to be assigned to UpdateFields. Try going back into Tools>Customize...>Keyboard... , use the category All Command, scroll to UpdateFields and re-assign F9 to it. Does it work? (I hope so, because if character assignments override command assignments, I'm lost.)

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    Re: Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    FYI, to find out the default keyboard shortcuts in Word, just start Word from Start/Run & type winword.exe /a & press <enter>. Then you can run the Word command ListCommands to find out what the default keyboard shortcuts were. To find an individual assigned shortcut, see <!post=Finding Command Names & Assigned Shortcut Keys,127986>Finding Command Names & Assigned Shortcut Keys<!/post>.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    Whenever you want to quickly find out what command a shortcut key is currently assigned to, feel free to click into the "Press new shortcut key" box (in the Customize Keyboard dialog) and press that shortcut key. The dialog will then display (a little farther below) what command that key is currently assigned to. As long as you don't press the Assign button, you won't actually make any changes.

    Also: If the only change you want to make is to restore that shortcut key to its default command, you don't actually need to know what the default command is called. (In other words, in your case you didn't actually need to know the default F9 command was "Update Fields".) Having found out what the current assignment is, you can then choose that command from the lists at the top of the dialog. The shortcut key will then show up in the "Current keys" box, at which point you can select it and press the "Remove" button. You might think that would leave the shortcut key functionless, but what it does instead is restore the default assignment (assuming it's a shortcut key with a default assignment).

    ADDED LATER: I should note that I've blithely assumed that Word 97 is the same as Word 2002 in this regard.

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    Re: Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    Thanks so much. Works as you directed.

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    Re: Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    Hi - and thanks for your post. Unfortunately, this is not available in Word 97. Something like that was what I was hoping for. had Jscher not responded, I would probably be still looking for what F9 was assigned to. After the fact, natch, I remembered ListCommand feature. Way after the fact.

    Still seems there should be a way to look up this info if you don't know the assignment.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    There's a nice list here -
    WD97: Keyboard Shortcuts for Word 97
    Might be worth doing a printout if you use/ need it often.

    Alan

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    Re: Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    What isn't available in Word 97? Although, I don't have it to check, it should work the same way.

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    Re: Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    As Phil said - what isn't available in Word 97? That's what I'm using and 'threatening' to reassign the F9 brings up the current assignment etc for me?
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    Re: Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    Afternoon, st3333ve -

    Finally figured it out. I couldn't figure out the correct Category to look under.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Unassigning a key (Word 97/SR2)

    Hi, Phil, Beryl, and st3333ve -

    I didn

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