Excel: Ctrl+Page Up to switch to another worksheet.

Word: Double-click on a word to select it.

Word: Triple-click inside a paragraph to select the whole paragraph.

Word: Hold down the Ctrl key and click within a sentence to select the whole sentence. Word often gets confused if the sentence contains a courtesy title such as Mr. or Mrs. (the period is the culprit). In that case, hold down the Ctrl key as you move the mouse past the abbreviation.

Windows: Shift+Delete erases the selected item immediately without moving it to the Recycle Bin.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.