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I know how to assign shortcut keys to Styles. But what I would like to do is create a shortcut key that functions like the Bold/Italic/Underline keys (Ctrl-B/Ctrl-I/Ctrl-U): Namely, when I hit the shortcut key, I want the associated style to be toggled ON; then when I het the shortcut key again, I want the style to toggle OFF. Is there a way to make this happen?

I have set up a style that I use often (sporadically throughout a document), so I want to be able to turn it on and off quickly from the keyboard as I type. (The current behavior is that I have to type my text, then go back and select the text that I want to apply the style to, then hit the shortcut key.)

NOTE: A satisfactory alternative would be the ability to assign a Shortcut Key to the "Default Paragraph Font" (so I could have one key to turn the special style on, then another to turn it off -- currently you can't do this without using the mouse.) Unfortunately, that appears to be the one style that you can't assign a shortcut to. (*sigh*)

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I figured out two ways:

1) use Ctrl+space to clear formatting (answering the alternative above), or

2) create the following VBA macro, and assign it to a shortcut key:

If Selection.Style = "KM_Code_ch" Then
    Debug.Print ("toggling off")
    Debug.Print ("toggling on")
    Selection.Style = ActiveDocument.Styles("KM_Code_ch")
End If

(Note: this of course only works with character styles, not paragraph styles.)

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If you hit the shortcut that applies the style AGAIN it toggles the style off. So, for example, Ctrl-B turns bold on, then Ctrl-B again turns it off.

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Yes, I was aware of this feature, but it only works on the Bold/Italic/Underline styles. I was looking for the same functionality on ALL user-defined styles. Thanks anyways. – kmote Feb 19 '13 at 16:02

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