Begin shortcut key combinations with CTRL, ALT, or a function key.
- On the Insert menu, click Symbol.
- Click the tab with the symbol or character (character: A letter, number, punctuation mark, or symbol.) you want.
Note If you don't see the symbol you want, in the drop-down menus, click a different font or subset.
- Click the symbol or character you want.
- Click Shortcut Key.
- In the Press new shortcut key box, press the key combination you want to use. For example, press ALT+ the desired key.
- Look at Currently assigned to to see if the shortcut key combination is already assigned to a command or other item.
Reassigning a key combination means that you can no longer use the combination for its original purpose. For example, pressing CTRL+B changes selected text to bold. If you reassign CTRL+B to a new command or other item, you will not be able to bold text by pressing CTRL+B unless you restore the shortcut key assignments to their original settings.
- Click Assign.