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Change outlook 2010 keyboard shortcut?

kzabbott
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In Outlook 2007, the keyboard shortcut sequence to add your signature was:

Alt-N, G

In 2010, they have changed it to Alt-N, AS

Is there some way to change it back??  Alt-N, G does't currently do a thing...
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justinmoore14IT Manager

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Hello Kzabbott,

I don't currently have 2010 installed so I cannot verify this works for Outlook, but you may want to have a look at the following link.


http://www.recipester.org/Recipe:Assign_or_Remove_a_Keyboard_Shortcut_in_Office_Word_2010_43717563


Hope this helps.


Justin
Nice find Justin!  But sadly, I didn't see those "customize keyboard shortcuts" in Outlook 2010.  

kzabbott - you could try this:

In a new message, right-click on the Signature button/icon and "Add to Quick Access Toolbar" - this adds it to the top left toolbar.  From there, pressing ALT-6 worked for me.
kzabbottSenior Systems Administrator

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Thanks Rob,  that's helpful, although not quite what I'm looking for.  What I really want to do is return it to the Alt-n, G combination I have grown so used to over the last two or three years using Office 2007....
justinmoore14IT Manager

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Kzabbott,

Sorry for the late response on my part....I am currently installing Office 2010 as well as looking for more documentation to see if I can help you further. I will keep you posted on what I find.


Robsantos,

Thank you for providing "Kzabbott" another suggestion to try.



Justin
kzabbottSenior Systems Administrator

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Wow, Justin - thanks!
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Kzabbott,

Unfortunately I have some bad news. I don't think you can do it because it looks like MS took that away because of the "Ribbon Commands". When you push Alt-n and you see a letter show up on a corresponding object. It also, doesn't look like MS is going to do anything about those of us who like to change those commands. Although Outlook was the last to get the Ribbon, may be MS will get with it and in the next release add that function back. See Link if you want a few more details.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/outlook/thread/2340256d-36a5-4b38-96a2-4fc0ccfffab6



I learned that in Word if you go to the Insert Tab and let's take the "Picture Button" for an example. If you hit Alt-n you will notice the Letter "P" appears under the "Picture Icon". If you go to change the Keyboard shortcuts, and change that one to something like Alt-n,A. Then you will notice that the letter "P" still remains under the Picture Icon (You Can't Change This), however, you can now hit Alt-n,P or Alt-n,A and either will work. The point I am trying to make is it looks like MS gave the other apps the functionality to allow the users to change the shortcut keys, but managed to leave that ability out of Outlook. Way to go MS!!!


One last note, I think in the 03 days you could write a Macro to allow you to do something similar to what you are wanting. I don't know if you can do that in 2010 or not. I might would check with some of the Scripting Gurus here as they would know. Hope this helps you.


I wish I could have been more help and had better news. :)



Justin
kzabbottSenior Systems Administrator

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Not the answer I wanted to hear, but certainly well researched and the effort is greatly appreciated....

Sometimes the answer is just "It can't be done" and I guess this is one of those times...
justinmoore14IT Manager

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Kzabbott,

Ya, not an answer I wanted to have to give either.  

I really appreciate you being so patient with me.



Justin