By assigning shortcuts to common symbols in Word2010 documents, users can enter common symbols directly from the keyboard. The shortcut key here refers to the key combination of CTRL or ALT with one or more letters and symbols. The steps to assign a shortcut key to a common symbol in Word2010 are described below:
In step 1th, open the Word2010 document window and switch to the Insert Ribbon. Click the symbol button in the symbols group, and click the more symbols option, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 Click the other Symbols option step 2nd to open the Symbol dialog box, select the symbol (such as → number) that you want to specify the shortcut key, and click the shortcut button, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 Click the 3rd step of the shortcut button, and in the Open Customize Keyboard dialog box, position the cursor in the press new shortcut key edit box. Then press one or more letters or symbols (such as ctrl+z) while holding down the CTRL or ALT key, and then click the Specify → close button, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3 Click the Specify button in step 4th, return to the Symbol dialog box, and continue to set shortcut keys for other symbols. Set Finish click the Cancel button to close the Symbol dialog box.