Accessing the task manager from excel
A nice shortcut from @TomUrtis shows a quick way to get access the Task Manager from Excel. Normally trying to access the Task Manager is a bad sign in Excel, and in fact you can’t do anything from inside Excel as it has crashed!
Related: Learn how to use PowerPivot
But as per our post on how to find the Calculated Field window in PowerPivot when it seems to get ‘lost’, sometimes you need to quickly access the Task Manager so that you can find the Calculated Field screen and stop the annoying beeping.
So, from within Excel, by clicking CTRL & SHIFT & ESC you gain immediate access to the Task Manager and you will see the Calculated Field in the list. You can now switch to that screen and continue your work.