How to List All the Commands Available in Word

Microsoft Word includes an exhaustive list of all commands

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One of the drawbacks of having so many commands and options available in Microsoft Word is that it can be difficult to learn what and where they all are. To help you, Microsoft includes a macro in Word that displays a list of all the commands, their locations, and their shortcut keys. If you want to know everything there is to know about Word, start here.

Displaying a List of All Word Commands

  1. From Tools on the menu bar, select Macro.
  2. On the submenu, click Macros.
  3. In the Macro in the drop-down box at the top of the screen, select Word commands.
  4. In the Macro name box, scroll to find ListCommands and select it. The menu is in alphabetical order.
  5. Click the Run button.
  6. When the List Commands box appears, select Current menu and keyboard settings for an abbreviated list or All Word commands for an exhaustive list.
  7. Click the OK button to generate the list.

The list of Microsoft Word commands appears in a new document. You can either print the document or you can save it to disk for future reference. The abbreviated list runs seven pages in Office 365; the complete list is much longer. The list includes—but isn't limited to—all the keyboard shortcuts that work in Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word has supplied a list of commands in all Word versions beginning with Word 2003.