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Undoing mistaken actions
undoing mistaken actions
It can’t be prevented—people make mistakes. When that hap-
pens in a document, though, Word 2013 can often restore your
document to its previous condition. The Undo feature also lets
you try out editing or formatting, and if you don’t like the result,
you can simply go back and try something else.
Word remembers the actions you take, and you can see them
on the Undo button’s drop-down list. You can then click one of
the items in the list to undo that action and all the actions done
after that one.
undo one or more actions
1 Type some words in your document or change the formatting of
2 On the Quick Access Toolbar, click the Undo button (or press
3 Perform several different actions, such as adding text, applying a
style from the gallery on the Home tab, and then deleting some
4 On the Quick Access Toolbar, click the down-arrow next to the
5 In the drop-down list that appears, click an item, which highlights
and undoes that action and all the items above it.
TIP If you save a document with incorrect contents and
immediately realize the mistake, use the entire Undo list to
restore the document’s original contents and then save it again. If
you’ve already closed the document, though, Word’s list of actions on
the Undo button has been erased; in that case, you will need to have a
backup copy of the original file.
TIP The Redo button (also on the Quick Access Toolbar)
repeats the most recent action.