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Keyboard Shortcuts

Trust Business Management Daily to provide Windows shortcuts that let you get your work done in a fraction of the time.

By using these shortcut keys, you’ll do more than simply save time. You’ll also cut down on the number of errors you’d otherwise make by typing the same thing over and over again.

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Pop in today’s date anywhere in your document using Alt+Shift+D ... Instantly clear formatting you don't like ... Get to Paste Special with one click.

Select time periods and reminders for follow-up flags using Ctrl+Shift+G ... Create a meeting request without having your calendar open by selecting Ctrl+Shift+Q ... Go to another folder in Outlook by using Ctrl+Y.

Select a large range of cells without holding down that mouse button ... See the resulting value of a formula in edit mode ... Choose any chartable range and insert a new work sheet with your data charted in the default chart format.

Those who spend significant amounts of time working on PCs or Macs learn some of the shortcuts that allow for faster, more efficient work. Here are a few of David Pogue’s favorites.

Press A to make a pointer disappear and bring it back again ... Press H to display a hidden slide ... Type E to erase pen or highlighter ink.
Deal with mysterious formatting in the middle of your paragraph in one or more words ... Access your Paste Special options quickly with Ctrl+Alt+V ... Keep track of word and character counts, as well as other document statistics.

Use Alt+S to compose, forward, or reply to an email ... Substitute Alt+. when you don't want to click in the To: line when composing an email ... Toggle to the Subject line in an email message by hitting Alt+U.

Find it right now using F3 ... Make function key operations more visible ... Quickly adjust the brightness of your display.

The key to working smarter is learning shortcuts. PC World recently asked several tech experts to share a few of their productivity secrets. Here are some of the best culled from the list.

Move from the Title placeholder to the Content placeholder by using Ctrl+Enter ... Press B to put the screen on black when you want the audience to focus on you instead of the screen ... Nudge an object just a bit with Ctrl+Arrow ...

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