trigger Word macro by pressing space bar (only). Don't want to use ctrl, F key, etc.
Posted on 2014-01-09
I have a search and replace macro that I recorded in Word. To integrate it into the work flow, I'd like to trigger it by a press on the space bar without having to use the ctrl key, etc. That way, if there is a replacement to be done, it will happen as I type rather than having to interrupt my typing to press a special key combination.
I know about autotext. I don't like it. My macro is also for inserting blocks of text as well as individual words. It's easier to organize what I am doing with the VBA code rather than mix up my text replacement with all the autotext prefab stuff.
This feature would be used on my work computer which is locked down by IT and doesn't allow me to install .exe files. But I can work within the Office VBA environment. Or maybe Office applications can use another scripting or programming technique.