You may well be wondering why I am writing a blog post on how to enter Focus view in Word 2011 on the Mac, when clearly I should be focusing on writing something… let’s not go there.
There is no built-in keyboard shortcut, and it wasn’t obvious to me how to add one, but I got there eventually.
Use the Tools|Customize Keyboard menu item:
Then go to the View menu on the left, find ToogleFull on the right and enter the shortcut you wish to use. This was the key for me: I’d never have guessed that Full meant Focus, since there is also a full-screen mode.
OK, so now you have no excuse not to focus!