Word: To select a single word, double-click on it. To highlight a sentence, hold down Ctrl while you click once anywhere in the sentence. To select an entire paragraph, click three times (quickly) inside the paragraph.

Excel: A quick way to get to a remote cell: Press Ctrl+G and this screen at right will pop up.

Then type the cell location under Reference .

Word: A one-key way to highlight: Press F8 twice to highlight the word under the cursor, thrice to highlight the sentence, four times the paragraph and five times for the entire document. Option: Press F8+, (comma) to highlight the sentence; press F8 again to highlight the entire document.

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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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