Excel: To completely delete rows or columns, select your targets and press Ctrl12 (that’s Ctrl and the minus sign).
Excel: Here’s a quick way to add a double underline: Hold down the Shift key while clicking on the Underline icon in the toolbar.
Explorer: To copy a file without having to perform any additional work, hold down the Ctrl key while dragging the file to its destination. Windows assumes you want to copy—not move or cut.
SSTANLEY ZAROWIN is a freelance writer in Zionsville, Indiana. Mr. Zarowin retired from the JofA in 2003. His e-mail address is email@example.com .
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