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Tip #1 comes from Elizabeth S. who liked my tip from February about how to make a slashed zero so much that she came up with her OWN way to make cents symbol.
(Note that this tip is for Word ONLY.)
Elizabeth writes: "The Ctrl +/ then Ctrl +O (letter O) works great to give you a ø(a slashed zero). Just out of curiosity I wondered if it would work for the cents symbol: Ctrl +/ then Ctrl +C gives you a ¢."
Elizabeth went on to say that you may need to increase the font size to distinguish it from a normal 'c' (which I did). She also wonders how many OTHER symbols can be made this way. Well? People? Share your precious secrets? It's just us, your homegrown community...I wonder how many others?
Tip #2 belongs to my friend Phil (well, NOW's he's my friend), an IT Training Officer (which means he knows what from what), and wrote to tell me this:
"My top tip is for capturing audience input on your PowerPoint slides in slide show:
This tip is obviously NOT for beginners but it's also not so complex that it can't be expounded upon on in order to show intermediate users how to do it. What to do you say, Phil? Care to elaborate? Write to me at MSFTCrabby@hotmail.com or feel free to add your comments below and let's get some more info to the people (and there will be lots, trust me) who want to know more about this tip.
So, how did you like our first "Dear Crabby" Friday? Keep your letters a-comin'. If you don't write, you can't see your name in print (and you can't complain, either...)
"Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely." — Benjamin Franklin
I recently installed a Windows Update and now when I go to Outlook 2010 it states there's errors in my OST file, and wont even let me get to my inbox. The OST repair tool seems to only work for office 2000. I am unable to fix this, and don't know what to do, or who to contact to get the right answer. I have uninstalled and reinstalled twice and nothing is working. What should I do?
Thanks to Phil! I never knew that was possible!
Justin -- Visit Microsoft Answers (the Office Outlook section) for answers:
If you have an issue, chances are someone else has too. I just can't address insividual issues/questions/problems here in this format - I'm so sorry! But I can almost guarantee you'll get an answer from the link I gave you.
OR...If someone reading this has an answer to Justin's quesioquestion, jump right ion!
I have two problems that I can't seem to find the solution for.
#1 On some of my documents the day and date auto fill on others they don't. What command can I use to get auto fill to work on all my documents?
#2 Is there some kind of shortcut to go to the end of a document? I write ongoing notes connected with my profession. It would be really handy to be able to go straight to the end of the document and continue my notes.
@Janet: At least in Word, you can use Ctrl+End to jump to the end of the document. Not sure if it works in other programs, but MS is usually really good about making their shortcuts relatively universal.
I tried to do this in my excel file. I am getting an error message "No Cells were found". Know not what to do......
This is really a poor, poor excuse for good information. I know there is a cent(s) symbol somewhere among the symbols. I just forgot and came to look it up. sigh. Can you send me the 4-digit numeric code for it? What's wrong with that?
How does one do "Ctrl + /? Does one press the control key, the plus key and the slash key all at the same time? I feel really stupid to ask this, but I don't seem to underdstand? Now if I just press control and the letter "c" I get the copy function..
Hi Crabby, Thanks for this tip. But I am not able to do Ctrl +/ in my excel file. I have this error message "No Cells were found" popping up every time I try to do this. Appreciate your help in this regard.
Anu and Matilda: This is a WORD tip; not Excel. I should've made that clearer.
Paul Nichols: It's a great big world out there and everyone has different ideas about how to move through it, and this is the way Elizabeth S., who provided this tip, likes to make cents symbols.
Maybe YOU would lke to use ALT + 0162. You're free to do so. You're also free to offer your own tips for people.
Janet: I can't offer individualized help and you'd be more likely to get a quick answer (and a correct one) if you visit on of the Microsoft Answers forums: answers.microsoft.com/.../default.aspx
Peter: The plus sign just means "and" -- therefore to get the cents sign:
Ctrl / AND THEN Ctrl C.
In fact, you can just hold down the Ctrl key, press / and then press c and you'll get the cents sign that way as well.
(Yes, Crtl C is the copy functon but not if it comes directly after doing Ctrl /)
The easiest way to get the cents sign on your document is to simply "Cut and paste this ¢ or the one above."
That is what I did and it is easier and faster than control this and control that.
Just save it to a notepad file and you have it forever.
Try it. You will like it.
Easy and simple.
Which makes me wonder even more why the current symbol set is so improverished.