Keyboard shortcut to switch among Word 2008 windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cricketbird, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. cricketbird macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Apple-tilde doesn't work like it does with other applications.

    Any suggestions?

  2. RonCarr macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2007
    In Expose you can set a shortcut for what is called 'Application Windows'. When you hit this key it will show you all windows that belong to that application. By default mine is F10. I have the older keyboard before they added the key for dashboard and removed the Apple logo from the command key. The see what your shortcut is just go to system preferences/expose and spaces/expose tab/ and look in the middle of the screen under Expose. It has listed All windows, Application windows, and Show desktop. Application windows is the one you want to look at. When Word is the active program and you hit whatever the shortcut listed is it will show you all open windows for Word.
  3. cricketbird thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2008
    The fix: Tools > Customize Keyboard... > Window and Help

    The kind folks at the MS Word forums had the answer!

    You have to set the shortcut manually by going to:

    1) Tools > Customize Keyboard....
    2) Under categories, click on "Window and Help"
    3) Under commands, click on "NextWindow"
    4) Click in the "Press New Keyboard Shortcut" box and type Command-tilde

    Repeat for "PreviousWindow", choosing Command-shift-tilde

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