Shortcuts

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

EXCEL

   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.

 

WORD

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

 

WINDOWS

  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.

 

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