To add a line break inside an individual cell, position your cursor at the place you want the break and press Alt+Enter.


  To synchronize data from one cell to another (even in another worksheet), go to the source cell, press =, then go to the target cell, and press Enter.



  To return to the last place you edited in a document, press Shift+F5.



  To arrange two windows side by side in XP, open the first window, then hold down the Ctrl key while right-clicking the taskbar button of the second window and select Compare Side by Side with …


Sometimes, for reasons I can’t explain, instead of the above screen, you are given the choice of selecting either Tile Vertically or Tile Horizontally (see screenshot at right).


In Office 2007, click on View in the ribbon and then on New Window .


  In some applications (such as Word, Excel, Internet Explorer), if you hold down the Ctrl key while turning the mouse wheel away from you, the font on the screen will enlarge. Turn the wheel toward you, and it will shrink.



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.