Shortcuts

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

In Excel, to create a chart using the current selected range, press F11 or Alt+F1.

In Excel, to insert today’s date, press Ctrl + ; (that’s the Ctrl button and a semicolon).

In Excel, to view all the formulas in a workbook, press Ctrl+~;. For some reason you don’t have to hold down the Shift key (since the ~ button is above the ` (accent) button). Press Ctrl+~ again to return to normal.

In Word, to show all the formatting marks, press Ctrl+Shift+* (that’s the asterisk mark above the 8 button (in this case you do have to press the Shift key). Toggle (press Ctrl+Shift+*) to hide them.

In Outlook, you can keep separate windows open for each folder (that is, Calendar, Inbox, Tasks). To open a separate window, simply right-click on the item under Folder List and then select Open in new window .

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