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At work, I have a machine with a Norwegian Word 2010 installed.

It uses localized keybindings, e.g. Ctrl-K for Italics instead of Ctrl-I, since Italics is called Kursiv in Norwegian.

How can I change Word to English/US keyboard shortcuts?

(As an, IMHO, interesting aside/rant: In Excel, us Norwegians have to write HVIS instead of IF.)

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I edited your post. I wasn't sure whether you also want the Excel keywords changed. I removed that, since you didn't mention them in the title, tags, and only in parentheses in the text. –  Daniel Beck Feb 24 '12 at 12:31
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You mean you don't want to search with Ctrl-B? –  Eroen Feb 24 '12 at 12:43
    
@DanielBeck: The solution is the same to both Excel and Word (and probably other Office tools aswell). Also I think you removed an important bit about him specifying that he wants to change the entire applications language to English (in the first paragraph), not just key bindings. –  ohaal Feb 24 '12 at 13:27
    
@ohaal That's what I'm not sure about, therefore the earlier comment. The question seemed to focus on key bindings and Word, with the rest possibly just being a rant. –  Daniel Beck Feb 24 '12 at 13:36
    
@ohaal: I don't necessarily want the entire GUI to be English - since MS apparently, incredibly, charges money for that. But I CANNOT handle the keybindings. –  stolsvik Feb 28 '12 at 9:16

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Go to

  • Fil
    • Alternativer
      • Språk
        • Select Engelsk [English] as your preferred display language ("skjermspråk/visningsspråk") in the language priority box
        • Click "Bruk som standard"

This is a little hard to explain without including Norwegian language, but in English, it would look something like this:

  • File
    • Options
      • Language
        • Select [English] as your preferred display language in the language priority box
        • Click "Set as Default"

Note: You'll have to do a restart of Word after performing these changes

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I only have Norwegian there, and I apparently have to buy add-ons? It must (?) be possible to only change the keybindings, if only manually, not the entire GUI (which seemingly costs money)? –  stolsvik Feb 28 '12 at 9:13

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