• Ctrl+1: Opens the Format Cells menu

  • Ctrl+Shift+&: Places a border around a cell or group of highlighted cells

  • Ctrl+Shift+-: Removes the border

  • Ctrl+Shift+$: Turns a cell or highlighted row or column into a dollars-and-cents format

  • Windows logo key+E: Opens Windows Explorer


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Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.