Create a custom keyboard shortcut for Office 2016 for Mac

To create custom keyboard shortcuts in Office for Mac, use the built-in capability in Mac OS X.

  1. From the Apple menu, click System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts.

  2. Click the + sign to add a keyboard shortcut.

    Office 2016 for Mac custom keyboard shortcut
  3. In the Application menu, click the Office for Mac app (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Outlook) you want to create keyboard a shortcut for.

  4. Enter a Menu Title and the Keyboard Shortcut and click Add.

    Office 2016 for Mac custom keyboard shortcut example

    Tip: If you aren't sure what the menu name is for a command, click Help in that app and search for what you want, which will then show you the exact menu name.

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