I am having trouble changing the shortcut to add a new equation in MS Word for Mac.

Currently, the shortcut is set to: Control + =

I want to change this to the new shortcut: Shift + E

As per my findings on the internet, the procedure to do so is:

Word >> Tools >> Customise Keyboard and then search the command am looking to add/delete shortcut for and then edit it.

So when I do this, I go to the Category of: Insert >> InsertEquation

Now the problem is, neither do I see the existing shortcut which should appear in "Current Keys" text box as visible in the screenshot, nor can I add a new shortcut in the "Press new keyboard shortcut" textfield, visible in the same screenshot. (My new shortcut does not show up in the text field even when I press it, so the Assign button next to it is greyed out and can't be pressed)

Help me solve this please

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You could use the Keyboard to reassignenter image description here (i dont have my mac with me but this shows the idea)

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