Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You should also use the soft return when typing an address, either on an envelope or in a
letter. Press Shift+Enter after typing each of these lines:
Mr. President
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20500
If you try typing the same text and press Enter instead, you see more space between the lines, which
isn’t what you want. Nope, that soft return can sure come in handy.
Undo Mistakes with Undo Haste
That quaffing and drinking will undo you.
— Richard II, William Shakespeare
The Undo command undoes anything you do in Word, which includes formatting text, moving
blocks, typing and deleting text, formatting — the whole enchilada. You have two handy ways to
unleash the Undo command:
Press Ctrl+Z.
Click the Undo command button on the Quick Access Toolbar.
I prefer using the Ctrl+Z key combination, but an advantage of the Undo command button
is that it sports a drop-down menu that helps you review the past several things you’ve done, or that
can be undone.
Word’s Undo command is handy, but don’t use it as an excuse to be sloppy!
Regrettably, you cannot pick and choose from the Undo command button’s drop-down menu;
you can merely undo multiple instances of things all at one time.
The Undo command works sporadically sometimes. Before this happens, Word warns you. For
example, you may see a message such as “There is not enough memory to undo this operation,
Continue?” Proceed at your own peril.
The Undo command doesn’t work when there’s nothing to undo or if something simply cannot
be undone. For example, you cannot undo a save-to-disk operation.
To undo an Undo, choose Redo. See the next section.
Undoing the Undo command with Redo
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