Windows: Alt+F4 to close and quit file.
Windows: Alt+Space to display the main window’s System menu. From the System menu you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize or close the window.
Windows: Alt+Tab to switch between open programs.
Windows: Ctrl+Esc to open Start menu.
Windows: Shift+Delete to delete item permanently.
Word: A quick way to open Page Setup : Double-click on the horizontal or vertical ruler.

Stanley Zarowin, a former JofA senior editor, is now a contributing editor to the magazine. His e-mail address is .

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Because of the volume of mail, we regret we cannot individually answer submitted questions. However, if a reader’s question has broad interest, we will answer it in a forthcoming Technology Q&A column.

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.


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