Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
If you undo something and — whoops! — you didn’t mean to, you must use the Redo command to
set things back to the way they were. For example, you may type some text and then use Undo to
“untype” the text. You can use the Redo command to restore the typing. You have two choices:
Press Ctrl+Y.
Click the Redo command button on the Quick Access Toolbar.
The Redo command does exactly the opposite of whatever the Undo command does. So, if
you type text, Undo untypes the text and Redo recovers the text. If you use Undo to recover deleted
text, Redo deletes the text again.
Using the Repeat command
When the Redo command has nothing left to redo, it changes functions and becomes the
Repeat command. Its function is to repeat the last thing you did in Word, whether it’s typing text,
applying a format, or doing a variety of other things.
Lamentably, you can’t use the Repeat command to ease your typing chores. That’s because it repeats
only the last single character you typed.
The keyboard shortcut for the Repeat command is Ctrl+Y, the same as the Redo command.
See Part III of this topic for information on formatting.
In older versions of Word, the Repeat command could be used to replicate vast
swaths of text. In Word 2013, however, it repeats only the last character you typed.
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