Tip & How-To about Microsoft Word 2003 for PC

Key Combinations Do Not Work as Advertised!

Key Combinations Do Not Work As advertised!

If you get a call from a User that she/he is trying to use certain key combinations, or shortcut keys, in Word, but they are not working as they are supposed to work, this may resolve the problem.

In this screen shot, a bit more than half way down, there are two Word Perfect-related options, Help for WordPerfect Users, and Navigation keys for WordPerfect users.


If there is a check in either or both of these options, then normal key combinations, like Ctrl+Home, Ctrl+End, etc., will not function as expected. Ctrl+Home will bring up a GoTo Page dialog box.



Uncheck both options and normal functionality returns.

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how i can enble function key


HP laptops have the ability to lock the blue special function keys on, making numerical data entry easier on laptop models that do not have the room for dedicated numerical keypads. Because the key combination to lock the function keys is so simple, however, it is easy for those who wouldn't normally use this ability to do so accidentally. When the function keys are locked, pressing certain keys will result in numbers being typed rather than letters. Unlock the function keys to alleviate this issue.

Press the "Fn" and "Num Lk" keys on the keyboard simultaneously. The "Number Lock" indicator light should turn off, indicating that the letter keys will once again type letters when pressed. This combination should work on the majority of recent HP laptops. If it does not, try one of the alternate key combinations in this article's remaining steps. Press the "Fn" and "F11" keys simultaneously, then attempt to type a letter. If the combination does not work, continue to the next step. Press the "Fn" and "Scroll Lock" keys simultaneously, then attempt to type a letter. Continue to the next step if this does not work. Press the "Fn," "Scroll Lock" and "F11" keys simultaneously.

Jan 16, 2013 | HP 4440s Probook

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how to create hot key


Right click the browser icon on your desktop and select properties.One of the tabs should say "Shortcut."
Under the shortcut tab is a text field called "Shortcut key."(1) Click on the field and then (2) press the key on your keyboard you want to associate with the shortcut.
Your shortcut key will be Crtl + Alt + Key.
This solution works for Windows. Some key combinations can not be used. You can find those here.

Feb 11, 2012 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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why do i have to press a combination of keys even after i have put in my correct username and password in any website for login?e.g press the above keys shown in the box W52FD.


The combinations of keys is known as a CAPTCHA. It's used by websites to prevent spam bots from entering advertising information. You get asked to enter it so that the website has a certain level of assurance that you're an actual person and not a spam bot.

Mar 25, 2011 | Link-Assistant WebSite Auditor

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I have a Dell Latitude E6500 and I think it has numerous shortcut keys that I did not define. Thus it zooms in on documents when I don't want it to, creates new documents when I do not want it to, will launch the search button when not wanted and I have even managed to find a combination of keys which I unknowingly combine fairly often which sends an email mid-composition! I don't want shortcut keys enabled or, if I do, I want to define it myself. Please tell me how to turn this function off.


Most programmes utilise keyboard shortcuts.
It says which key combinations will perform which command next to the options on the drop down menus when you click on file, edit, view, etc.
These shortcuts usually a letter key in combination with ctrl key, alt key , sometimes ctrl+shift.
Possibly you are pressing the ctrl key at same time when you press the shift key?

Oct 15, 2009 | Dell Latitude E6500 Laptop

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Many programs extend the usefulness of the function keys by using key combinations. The most common combinations are Shift + a function key, Alt + a function key, and Crtl + a function key. These combinations can be very useful. For instance, in Microsoft Word, when any text is highlighted, pressing the Shift key plus the F3 key will change the case of the text from all caps, initial caps, to all lowercase. Shift + F7 will choose the Thesaurus command. These shortcuts allow you to access such functions with one keystroke rather than three or four mouse clicks.

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