Classic behaviour for "Styles" task pane (setfocus to it) RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hi all,

    In previous versions (2003) of word, when I let show the "Styles"- task pane,
    then it got immediatelly the focus and I could use the kayboard to select the
    appropriate style for the selected paragraph.
    In word 2010 I have to press n-times [F6] before I come to that pane with my focus :(((

    So I wrote this little macro [say 2], that makes it work like before :

    Function getCommandbarIndex(aName As String) As Long
        Dim vCb1 As CommandBar
        getCommandbarIndex = -1
        For Each vCb1 In Application.CommandBars
            If LCase(vCb1.Name) = LCase(aName) Then
               getCommandbarIndex = vCb1.Index
               Exit Function
            End If
        Next vCb1
    End Function
    Sub showhideFormattingPane()
        Dim vLo1 As Long
        Dim vCbCt1 As CommandBarControl
        If Application.TaskPanes(wdTaskPaneFormatting).Visible Then
           Application.TaskPanes(wdTaskPaneFormatting).Visible = False
           Application.TaskPanes(wdTaskPaneFormatting).Visible = True
           vLo1 = getCommandbarIndex("Styles")
        End If
    End Sub

    If you assign a keyboard shortcut to the second macro, then u can show the formatting pane and it will have the focus :)
    I've assigned the shortcut [ALT]+[V] (for "Vorlagen", this is german ;-)

    But that way has a disadvantage - while the task pane has the focus, word stops processing shortcuts  8-0
    So if you want to cancel the formatting at all, u cannot press [ALT]+[V] again to hide the task pane.
    U have to press [ESC] at first, then u can press [ALT]+[V] again to hide it....

    If u have suggestions or found some bugs, then please post an anwser :)

    Thank u and
    Best regards

    Monday, April 16, 2012 12:12 PM

All replies

  • Actually, it will be easier to apply a style via the Apply Styles pane (Ctrl+Shift+S). Once the pane has been displayed, you can type in a style name, or you can press the down arrow to display the list of styles. Pressing Enter applies the selected style to the selection.
    To set the focus back to the pane, press Ctrl+Shift+S again.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Monday, April 16, 2012 11:12 PM
  • Hi Stefan,

    Thank u for that helpful hint :)
    I will try this...

    Best regards,

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:44 AM
  • "Doubting Pearl" wrote in message
    Hi Stefan,
    Thank u for that helpful hint :)
    I will try this...
    You are welcome.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:30 PM