Undo And Redo

Word 2010 Videos – Undo And Redo

When you are modifying a document, as you type, edit, and perform other actions on your document, Word 2010 keeps track of each one. You can undo the last change you made by clicking on the Undo button in the Quick Access Toolbar, and that has just got rid of some text that I typed.

If you’ve made quite a few changes, then pressing the Undo button repeatedly will remove that number of changes. So, just press it again, and again, and again. And again. There we go. And we can see those successive changes being removed from the document each time we undo.

If you change your mind about removing your changes, you can always reapply the changes you just removed by clicking the Redo button. That’s just next to the Undo button in the Quick Access Toolbar, and, just like the Undo button, you can keep adding back changes that you’ve undone.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcut for Undo is ctrl-z. How about that? And, the keyboard shortcut for Redo is ctrl-y.

In addition to removing and re-adding the very last change you made, you can also see all the changes you’ve made to your document, by clicking on the little down arrow here in the QAT. This lets you undo as many changes as you want, and it allows you to go back to a very specific point in time. So, if we click here, that will remove all the changes highlighted.

Now that we’ve returned to a previous version of the document that doesn’t include those changes – the ones that we’ve just removed – if we look at the changes logged, they’ve all gone now.