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Some prior posts on this topic:
Now in that last post I talked about my MacBook Pro, what has managed to become (among other things) my favorite Vista machine.
I even have Office 2007 installed on it:
Now let's take a look at the Czech keyboard, in the base, shift, and AltGr states:
Of course we are going to focus on that AltGr shift state -- and we'll look at that bottom row:
If you test it on Notepad, everything works as you expect when you type the keystrokes sequentially, using CTRL+ALT since there is no ALTGR on this keyboard:
When you go to look at Word 2007
and type those same keystrokes, the results are not the same:
Essentially, CTRL+ALT+X works, and so does CTRL+ALT+B.
However, the other three keys re swallowed up by Word 2007, as follows:
I could not find the place for disabling the helpful shortcuts, though the fact that the two unassigned keystrokes work gives me some hope that it is possible to make the keyboard work properly (in prior versions some of them don't ever seem to work correctly?).
So if I ever get around to finishing that add-in (or convincing someone over there to do it!) then everything should work properly.
In the meantime, this seems like a fairly compelling scenario to me....
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If you click on the Office Button (the big ball in the corner) and choose Options and Customize, there's a little button near the bottom "Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize...".
If you go straight to the "Press new shortcut key" textbox and press (for example) Ctrl+Alt+N, you will see that it is assigned to ViewNormal. Choose "All Commands" from the left-hand list and type "ViewNormal" into the right hand list and you can remove the shortcut key for that command.
Rinse and repeat. :)
I am happy to report that if you remove the entries, the keyboard works properly!
I think I may have to finish that Word add-in after all. :-)
Michael, try the sequence after changing the language of the document (there is a shortcut available in Word's status bar). It works for me:)
Does not seem to help here after I reset all of the keyboard shortcuts. Maybe there are additional steps?
Some of you may have seen Joshua Allen's Our Newest Vista OEM: Apple from Monday, which caused a little
Some prior stabs on this topic: 28 Dec 2004 "To start press the ALTGR key." Hmm... where's the ALTGR
It was almost 4½ years ago that I wrote some basic rules.
Rules for developers.