Function Keys F8

In Microsoft Word, pressing the F8 key puts Word into selection mode and you can just use the Arrow keys to start selecting the text. Or just press F8 twice and it will select the next word. Pressing three times selects the sentence. Four times for the paragraph and five times for the whole document. Press Escape to get out of selection mode.
In Microsoft Excel, Shift + F8 is used to extend a selection of cells. This can be tricky and is explained in a previous shortcut of the week. Follow this link to find out how to select non-adjacent cells in Excel.
Also in Microsoft Excel, Alt + F8 opens the macro dialog box. If you have tasks in Microsoft Excel that you do repeatedly, you can record a macro to automate those tasks. A macro is an action or a set of actions that you can run as many times as you want. Macros are created by recording a series of mouse clicks and/or keystrokes.

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