How to List All the Commands Available in Word

Microsoft Word includes an exhaustive list of all commands

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Microsoft includes a macro in Word that displays a list of all the software's available commands, their locations, and their shortcut keys. If you want to know Word top to bottom and become a master of it, these commands can help you.

These instructions work for all currently supported desktop versions of Microsoft Word.

Displaying a List of All Word Commands

To show all possible commands:

  1. From Tools on the menu bar, select Macro then Macros. (For Word 2019 and Word for Office365, select View > Macros.)

    Word Macros
  2. From the drop-down box titled Macros in, select Word commands. In the Macro name box, scroll to find ListCommands and select it. The menu is in alphabetical order.

    Word Macros
  3. Click the Run button.

  4. When the List Commands box appears, select Current menu and keyboard settings for an abbreviated list or All Word commands for an exhaustive list.

  5. Click the OK button to generate the list.

    Word commands 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 command lists are long. The abbreviated list runs seven pages in Office 365, while the complete list is much longer. The list includes 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.