When using Microsoft Office 2011 (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) on my Macbook Pro (running OS X 10.9.5) the
option + left arrow,
option + shift + left arrow,
option + right arrow and
option + shift + right arrow keyboard shortcuts don't work as they should e.g. skip (select) forward or back a word. This functionality works in non-Microsoft programs such as at the command line. All other keyboard shortcuts are working as they should.
I have checked under
Tools > Customise Keyboard and they are assigned correctly. I have tried resetting shortcuts both within Office and in System Preferences without success. This has been going on a while - through successive Office updates. As a work-around I have reassigned this functionality to another shortcut but would like to know what the problem is.
Anyone experiencing similar or knows a solution?