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    Alt-Shift-a is as Ctrl-a (Word2000)

    My keyboard assignment for Alt-Shift-A seems to map as Ctrl-a in Word2000, but not in Word2003.
    I wrote nine macros (Macro1, Macro2, Macro3 etc) to issue a MsgBox<pre>Sub Macro9()
    MsgBox "Macro9"
    End Sub</pre>

    and then assigned each macro to a different combination of Ctrl, Shift and Alt with a character.
    Ctrl-a is assigned to macro1, and Ctrl-a results in "Macro1" popping up.
    Alt-Shift-a is assigned to macro4, but Alt-Shift-A results in "Macro1" popping up rather than Macro4.

    I built a new document in Word2003 with the two macros, and assigned keyboard shortcuts as above. The two assignments linked correctly to the two distinct macros.

    Back in Word2000, clearing the shortcut key assignment for Macro4 and using Alt-Shift-b results in dear old macro1 popping up.

    This is not a big issue, but I wonder if anyone knows for a fact that Alt-Shift-anything maps to Ctrl-a.

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    Re: Alt-Shift-a is as Ctrl-a (Word2000)

    Hi Chris

    Weird. I checked MSKB and this what I found:

    Word 2000

    Expand or collapse all text or headings ALT+SHIFT+A

    Word 2002 & 2003

    Show All Headings ALT+SHIFT+A

    I was always know Ctrl + A as select all <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
    Jerry

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    Re: Alt-Shift-a is as Ctrl-a (Word2000)

    >Weird
    Thanks Jezza. It's comforting to know I'm as sane as you.
    I think (grin!)

    I too use Ctrl-A (in everything) to select all, but in my forced example "a" is used to hook up to a dummy macro.
    In Word2000 try creating MacroCtrlA and MacroAltShiftA, each with a trivial MsgBox, and then assign the macros to the keyboard combinations Ctrl-A (overriding our customary use) and Alt-Shift-A.
    Do you find in Word2000 that Alt-Shift-A then brings up MacroCtrlA?

    It does for me.
    But not in Word2003.

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    Re: Alt-Shift-a is as Ctrl-a (Word2000)

    My original message in this thread was via my laptop which is 2K3 and now I am <img src=/S/hiding.gif border=0 alt=hiding width=70 height=24> from Mrs J in the study on the PC which is Office XP so cannot check [ggrrr] sorry.
    Jerry

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