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Create a Shortcut key for the strikethrough effect in Word

I had a student approach me the other day who asked if there were shortcut keys to change a highlighted word into bold or underlined or even italic. And could you...
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When two files have almost the same headings and need to be combined.

In my last tip I wrote about how to combine, or consolidate, two or more spreadsheets that had the same layout and headings. These needed to be combined in an all-inclusive...
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Two spreadsheets that need to come together? Consolidation might be the answer.

You may well be tasked with creating one spreadsheet that has data coming from two or more spreadsheets. This could be a daunting prospect if you do not know about “consolidation”....
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These mysterious non-printing characters. What are they?

Do you get a word document sent to you that looks badly laid out with things not sitting quite where they should be. When you try to correct them or add...
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All things Page Break in Word

Microsoft Word is a word processor that creates the documents you require in a text format. The length of each page is governed by the size of paper you have chosen...
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Dual screen for the price and space of one.

I do sometimes wish that every person in a company goes through a proper introduction to their PC on the induction course when then first join the company and then every...
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Frustrated with selecting large areas in a spreadsheet?

I often hear from my students that they take a long and frustrating time to select the information they need in large spreadsheets. They use the mouse to click hold and...
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Need just a few characters from a long string in an excel spreadsheet?

My students come to me with all sorts of questions. The one that seems to come up every so often is how to easily change the length of a piece of...
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Want to open files quickly from the application Icon on the Task Bar?

Using Windows 10 you have a jump list from the icon of each application on the task bar. This is a great way to open a file that you have recently...
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Find only what you need in your document. Replace with different formatting.

In my last tip I covered the basics of searching for a word or number in a document. I also covered that you can search in just part of the document...

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