My office is not in English, so to save the document the shortcut is Ctrl B.

For me this should be bold, how can I change the mappings to the same as the English version? Is there a file I can replace to have all the shortcuts mapped?

I want to download a template, and not edit 1 by 1.

  • I want all shorcuts remapped, not just this one.
    – BrunoLM
    Dec 9, 2010 at 17:58

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Good question. I just installed the Spanish version of Office 2010 - big mistake as I now have the same problem as you. As far as I can see the keyboard shortcuts go with the UI (ribbon, menus) language. If you want English shortcuts you must install the English UI. The only way for you now to get the English UI is to purchase an English language pack.

If you (theoretically) start from zero, you have three options if you want to use English shortcuts:

  1. Purchase Office in English. You get the UI in English and proofing tools (spellchecker etc) for English, French and Spanish. If that's all you need, problem solved!
  2. Purchase Office in English and then purchase a language pack for your language.
  3. Purchase Office in your language and then purchase an English language pack.

Both options 2 and 3 will give you the ability to set the UI into English, and use the proofing tools for various other languages. See the proofing tools you get with a language. You are only able to set the UI into the primary language of the Office edition or language packs you have.

Update: As of Office 2016, language packs are now free. You can download them from the Microsoft site.


How to assign or change keyboard shortcuts to existing macros?

  • 4
    Could you put more information than just the link? A summary would be nice. Dec 9, 2010 at 19:49
  • 2
    The user specifies in the questions that he doesn't want to customize the shortcuts 1 by 1. He needs/wants a template with all the English shortcuts. Your link only teaches how to edit 1 by 1.
    – Lombas
    Jan 12, 2012 at 11:26

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