Shortcuts

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

EXCEL:


  To add a widely dispersed group of numbers: While holding down the Ctrl key, click on each cell you wish to sum, and the answer will appear just above the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen. Excel 2007 gives you a bonus: It sums the numbers, and it counts the number of items being summed and calculates their average (see screenshot below).

 

WORD:

 

  Ctrl+Shift+D—Double underlines the selected text

 

  Ctrl+Shift+N—Applies Normal style to current paragraph

 

  If you want to change the formatting of a paragraph—say from align left to center—just click anywhere in the paragraph and then right-click, opening this menu:

 

 

Then click on Paragraph and make your format selection. Although the menu is slightly different in Word 2007, it works the same.

 

Caveat: This only works with paragraph formats; for character formats, such as italics, you must select all the characters you want to change.

 

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.