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I want to bind "Find Next" to F3, but I can't find the command in the Customize Keyboard Dialog. It's easy enough to add "Find Next" to the Ribbon, but that did not allow me to bind a key to it.

Please point me in the right direction so I don't have to use my mouse. And yes, I want it to be F3, not Alt-Y or Control-PGUP/PGDOWN. Get off my lawn! :-)

If no one else can find it, I guess a macro is the next step.

Customize Keyboard Dialog

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It is “Commands Not in the Ribbon” –> “RepeatFind”.  (Of course you can also find it under “All Commands”.)  And by the way, it is bound to Shift+F4 by default.

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+1 for locating it, but how stupid. When they have EditFind, couldn't they have thought of EditFindNext or something similar to keep them together? Also, a dialog like this seriously needs an option to find a command - a lengthy scrolling list is just bad UI. –  Karan Feb 21 '13 at 5:45
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Thank you Scott. I totally missed "Commands Not in the Ribbon". Shot in the dark but, would you happen to know of there is a PrevRepeatFind that I could bind to Shift-F3? (nothing jumped out at me. :-)) –  kmort Mar 5 '13 at 1:31
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I don’t recall seeing that. (Do do know that, in certain phases of the moon, you can use Ctrl+PageUp, right?) –  Scott Mar 5 '13 at 2:15
    
Thanks again Scott. Control PageUp/PageDown are just what I wanted. –  kmort Mar 6 '13 at 21:26
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Try these two macros for both directional searches:

Public Sub FindPrev()
  Selection.Find.Execute Forward:=False
End Sub
Public Sub FindNext()
  Selection.Find.Execute Forward:=True
End Sub
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