Excel: Ctrl+’ copies the formula in the cell above the highlighted cell.
Excel: Ctrl+” copies the value in the cell above the highlighted cell.
Excel: Ctrl+D copies the cell directly above the highlighted cell (fills down).
Excel: Ctrl+R copies the cells just to the left of the highlighted cell (fills right).
Word: Ctrl+Delete removes text from the insertion point to the end of the next word. So if you want to delete four words to the right, press Ctrl+Delete four times. Ctrl+Backspace deletes words to the left of the insertion point.
Word: Shift+F5 puts you at the last place you edited before you closed the document.
STANLEY 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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On occasion you may find you cannot implement a function I describe in this column. More often than not it’s because not all functions work in every operating system or application. I try to test everything in the 2000 and XP editions of Windows and Office. It’s virtually impossible to test them in all editions and it’s equally difficult to find out which editions are incompatible with a function. I apologize for the inconvenience.