Shortcuts

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Excel: A fast way to move between tabs is to press Ctrl+Page Up to skip one tab to the left and Ctrl+Page Down to move one tab to the right.

All dialog screens: To move forward through the tabs, press Ctrl+Tab; to move backward, use Shift+Ctrl+Tab.


Do you have technology questions for this column? Or, after reading an answer, do you have a better solution? Send them to contributing editor Stanley Zarowin via e-mail at zarowin@mindspring.com .

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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