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Working with Undo and Redo

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Video: Working with Undo and Redo

We are now on Page 19, the subject of undo and redo. Well, I do hope you have been enjoying everything up to this point, and probably from this point we are now going to start to branch into a little bit more of some very important things. Undo and redo are going to become your best friends. You will use this probably much more than anything else, and you've seen me use Control+Z a number of times already. Well, this business card that you can see here is a design that we are going to, in the next few lessons, begin to create, because it will comprise a lot of all of the skills we've learned, and are about to learn.

Working with Undo and Redo

We are now on Page 19, the subject of undo and redo. Well, I do hope you have been enjoying everything up to this point, and probably from this point we are now going to start to branch into a little bit more of some very important things. Undo and redo are going to become your best friends. You will use this probably much more than anything else, and you've seen me use Control+Z a number of times already. Well, this business card that you can see here is a design that we are going to, in the next few lessons, begin to create, because it will comprise a lot of all of the skills we've learned, and are about to learn.

So before we do jump into the other areas of learning, I want to quickly highlight to you the importance of undoing, and understanding it. Now, with this business card, let's just simply assume a few things. We've done our design, we are happy with our design, but we want to make some changes. So I'm going to select that, and make it black in color. I will select that bottom bit of text, maybe make that yellow in color, and I think what I will do is just move things around a little bit. Ultimately what I am trying to do is just create some changes, so I can demonstrate the power of undo.

I will select that, and maybe skew it up a little bit, click again, resize back a bit, and ultimately I am just kind of really truly messing things up, aren't I? I am going to change that to a green color, and after I finish playing with all those things, maybe I will select the outline around the outside, right-click, and I will make that a yellow color. Now, I have done all of these things, and now I decide to myself, I am not happy. What did it look like before? Because I have gone so far, and I can't remember.

Well, there are a number of ways to undo. Control+Z, as you have seen me do, and I am going to do that now. Control, finger on Control, and tap the Z key, and every time I tap it, automatically it undoes a step, and it will keep undoing all the way back to the beginning of my design, based on how many undo levels I have set. This is very important. Up to Tools, and Options, and under Options, if we go to Workspace, and General, you can see the number of Undo levels.

Now, I have mine set fairly high, about 120; sometimes I set it to 150. By default, it's not set that high, so I would recommend that you come in and make some alterations; at least a minimum of 100 steps is what I would do. But if you have a slow machine that doesn't have a lot of memory, this area can affect the memory usage, so just bear that in mind. But if you've got a reasonably new machine, I would go with a minimum of 100 steps. Click OK. Now, as you saw, I just used Control+Z to undo, but I can redo all of those steps: Control+Shift+Z. so Control, and then finger on Shift, and then Z, and now, as you can see, I am re-implementing those changes as I keep tapping, and then I'll get to a point -- I am tapping continually now, and I've got to the end.

So that's undo, and redo; really powerful stuff. However, you may find that after doing 100 steps of something, that you think, gee, Control+Z is going to take me awhile. Well, there are some easier ways. Up here on the property bar, we have a Redo, and an Undo arrow. So for example, if I click the Undo arrow, watch the card. In the same way as I do Control+Z, it's undoing all of the steps, one at a time, based on the amount of available undos I have set, which we just looked at in Options.

In the same way, I can redo; click the arrow, and just Redo. Now, you might find this easier than going Control+Z on your keyboard. I have formed the habit of using Control+Z, and I guess that's why I find that easy. So I can redo all of those steps. Once it becomes grayed out, we'll have used up all of the steps. Another way of doing things is to use this little dropdown. Now, I've highlighted that for you here. You can use this little dropdown, and you can go to any point. So it lists for you all of the things that you've done, and if I were to go back to my first point, so click here, can you see, automatically it undoes straight to that point.

And if I go to the Redo, go all the way to the bottom, and I can click there, and I can redo all the way back to that point. Back to Undo, and I can pop in the middle somewhere. So say I'll move to this point, where skew is. If I can remember some of the things that I've done, at least I can jump throughout my list, and have a look, as you can see there. Go back, redo everything, or come back here, and just undo everything. So that's undo and redo. So why don't you have play; just mix it all up everywhere you can, and try all of the undo options, and redo options.

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  1. 5m 5s
    1. Welcome
      1m 21s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 44s
  2. 7m 27s
    1. The CorelDRAW interface
      36s
    2. Working with new documents
      3m 45s
    3. Exploring new document advanced options
      3m 6s
  3. 14m 55s
    1. Moving and adding pages
      3m 25s
    2. Understanding page setup
      6m 47s
    3. Arranging dockers
      4m 43s
  4. 19m 59s
    1. Importing files
      3m 51s
    2. Using Corel CONNECT
      12m 23s
    3. Exporting files
      3m 45s
  5. 10m 0s
    1. Working with zooming
      5m 8s
    2. Understanding page views
      4m 52s
  6. 37m 1s
    1. Using the Pick tool
      4m 1s
    2. Selecting objects
      4m 50s
    3. Moving objects
      6m 59s
    4. Sizing objects
      5m 56s
    5. Mirroring objects
      6m 2s
    6. Rotating objects
      5m 33s
    7. Skewing objects
      3m 40s
  7. 12m 54s
    1. Working with Undo and Redo
      5m 2s
    2. Understanding the stacking order
      7m 52s
  8. 1h 6m
    1. Understanding the drawing tools
      8m 35s
    2. Working with the Rectangle tool
      6m 54s
    3. Adding rectangles to a business card
      5m 22s
    4. Working with the Ellipse tool
      4m 23s
    5. Adding ellipses, pies, and arcs
      4m 4s
    6. Working with the Polygon tool
      2m 50s
    7. Adding a multipoint polygon
      2m 12s
    8. Working with the Spiral tool
      5m 5s
    9. Adding a shadowed spiral
      2m 7s
    10. Working with the Graph paper tool
      5m 55s
    11. Adding unique graph shapes
      9m 23s
    12. Working with Perfect Shapes
      6m 34s
    13. Adding a shadowed arrow shape
      2m 44s
  9. 15m 3s
    1. Understanding artistic text
      6m 42s
    2. Adding artistic text
      8m 21s
  10. 40m 22s
    1. Aligning objects
      6m 34s
    2. Understanding duplication
      6m 55s
    3. Working with distribution
      5m 6s
    4. Building an amplifier face
      15m 14s
    5. Aligning text and spacing objects
      6m 33s
  11. 14m 26s
    1. Understanding Group and Ungroup
      7m 9s
    2. Working with Combine and Break Apart
      7m 17s
  12. 38m 25s
    1. Coloring objects and using Uniform fill
      8m 44s
    2. Using the Fountain fill
      4m 56s
    3. Understanding the Color palette and the Document palette
      9m 11s
    4. Working with the Interactive fill tool
      8m 22s
    5. Using the eyedropper tools
      7m 12s
  13. 19m 26s
    1. Using Convert To Curves and Outline Properties
      9m 45s
    2. Understanding advanced Outline Properties
      9m 41s
  14. 17m 57s
    1. Exploring methods of working with Weld, Trim, and Intersect
      8m 38s
    2. Exploring examples using Weld, Trim, and Intersect
      9m 19s
  15. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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