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Undo and Redo

To protect you from mistakes, Word 2007 offers a special Undo command, which essentially tells the computer.

You can use the Undo command any time you edit data and want to reverse your changes. The two ways to choose the Undo command are:

  • Click the Undo icon on the Quick Access toolbar.
  • Press Ctrl+Z.
Undo or Redo

Sometimes you may make many changes to your file and suddenly realize that the last five or ten changes you made messed up your data by mistake. To undo multiple commands, follow these steps:

  1. Click the downward-pointing arrow that appears to the right of the Undo icon. A list of your previously chosen commands appears.
  2. Move the mouse pointer to highlight all the commands that you want to undo.
  3. Click the left mouse button. Word 2007 undoes your chosen commands.

Until you choose the Undo command at least once, the Redo icon appears dimmed. The Redo command lets you reapply the last command you chose to undo. The two ways to choose the Redo command are:

  • Click the Redo icon
  • Press Ctrl+Y.

Each time you choose the Redo command, you reverse the effect of the last Undo command. For example, if you use the Undo command four times, you can choose the Redo command only up to four times.

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