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The Office killing too much time?

A warp speed world requires warp speed executives! Research shows that a few simple shortcuts can improve productivity ten-fold. Taking into account the time spent in Microsoft Office...
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Ok, ok I couldn’t help it! The geek in me couldn’t help but share some Microsoft Office productivity tips. A warp speed world requires warp speed executives! Research shows that a few simple shortcuts can improve productivity ten-fold. Taking into account the time spent in Microsoft Office, here’s a list of the top 10 shortcuts a speedy exec cannot do without:

  • Format a cell fast in Excel: Ctrl + 1 is the same as right-click and format
  • Move to the bottom of a table without all the stops in Excel: Ctrl + ↓ to get to the bottom cell
  • Concerned about spelling in Excel? Simply hit F7 to run a quick spell check
  • Quickly select a column in Excel: Shift + Ctrl + ↓ highlights a column until the last cell of a table
  • Avoid an unnecessary selection in Word: Simply double-click a word to select just the word
  • Precision select a block of text in Word: Select an entire paragraph is one go by triple-clicking inside the paragraph
  • Get screenshots into your Word document with ease: No need to leave Word looking for the Snipping tool. Simply hit Insert > Screenshot.
  • Instantly create a new slide in Powerpoint: Ctrl + M gets you a new slide in a flash
  • Quickly start a presentation in Powerpoint: There’s no need to hover clumsily over your Powerpoint slides with a mouse pointer. Just hit F5 to get your slides going fast!
  • Get your slides going from the right spot in Powerpoint: Shift + F5 starts a presentation from the current slide, without the need to move back through slides in front of an audience.

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