Excel Shortcuts

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

EXCEL SHORTCUTS
Ctrl+Shift+! formats a number in comma format.
Ctrl+Shift+$ formats a number in currency format.
Ctrl+Shift+# formats a number in date format.
Ctrl+Shift+% formats a number in percentage format.
Ctrl+Shift+@ formats a number in time format.
Ctrl+5 adds a strikethrough to any number.

Stanley Zarowin is a contributing editor to the JofA. His e-mail address is stanley.joatech@gmail.com.

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