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WORD – SHORTCUTS YOU SHOULD KNOW BY NOW & DIACRITIC MARKS
Keyboard Short-cuts: The Standard Short- cuts You should know by now Short-cuts Open a new word doc; Open a previously saved docCtrl+N; Ctrl+O Closes the active window, but does not Exit WordCtrl+W Closes Microsoft Word (or other open program)Alt+F4 Searches for specified text in the active documentCtrl+F Selects all text and graphics in the active windowCtrl+A Remove selection from active document (place on clipboard)Ctrl+X Copies the selection to the clipboardCtrl+C Inserts the contents of the clipboard at the insertion point (cursor) or whatever is selected Ctrl+V Saves active document with its current file name, location and format Ctrl+S Prints the active fileCtrl+P Undo the last action. Reinstate the last action.Ctrl+Z; Ctrl+Y Format / Unformat text (Bold, Italic, Underline)Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I, Ctrl+U
Keyboard Short-cuts: Diacritic Marks Diacritic MarkKeyboard Short-cut The acute accent – (café or fiancé) Ctrl+ ' (quote) before typing the vowel. The grave accent - (là or où)Use Ctrl+ ` (tick) before typing the vowel. The circumflex accent – (côte, fête) Use Ctrl+Shift+ ^ before typing the vowel The tilde - (piñata, jalapeño)Use Ctrl+Shift+ ~ before typing the letter. The umlaut- (Chloë, naïve)Use Ctrl+Shift+ : (colon) before the vowel The cedilla – (façade, soupçon)Use Ctrl+, (comma) before the letter The ring – (the Angstorm symbol - Å) Use Ctrl+Shift+@ before the letter The compound AE - (hæmoglobin) Use Ctrl+ & before a The German S - (straße)Use Ctrl + & + s
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Setting Up Categories Insert>Reference> Index and Tables> Mark Citation> Category, OR Alt+Shift+I>Category The first seven categories are pre-defined. Scroll down until you find an unused option (8, 9, 10, etc.) Replace the # with your own custom category.
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Outlook – Calculate Tickler Dates Use special instructions in Start Time to calculate important dates!
Outlook – Syntax for Calculating Tickler Dates Days 30 days before 3/23/2010 30 days after 3/23/2010 Weeks 6 weeks before 3/23/2010 [or 6 wk before 3/23/2010] 6 weeks after 3/23/2010 [or 6 wk after 3/23/2010] Months 5 months before 3/23/2010 [or 5 mo before 3/23/2010] 5 months after 3/23/2010 [or 5 mo after 3/23/2010]
Excel – Calculate Days Between Dates (NETWORKDAYS fx)
Excel – How NETWORKDAYS works… # of Business Days (or court days) =NETWORKDAYS( B17,B18,A3:A14) B17 First Day B18 Last Day A3:A14 refers to the range of dates included in the list of holidays
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Excel - Shortcuts Switch from absolute to relative reference & vice-versa F4 Line break within a single cell Alt+Enter Reveal formula format Ctrl+Shift+A Formula wizard Ctrl+A Auto subtotal and grand total lines inserted by Excel; simply sort your data, then select ! Data/Subtotal
Excel - Shortcuts Ctrl+A gives you the formula wizard!
Data/Subtotal Creates Quick Subtotals and a Grand Total!
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