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Undo, Redo, and Repeat

From: Word 2007 Essential Training

Video: Undo, Redo, and Repeat

You see this next feature in almost every software application now and that's because it's become a necessity. I'm talking about undo. Actually undo and redo. Actually undo and redo and repeat commands that are now found in the Quick Access toolbar in Word 2007. Undo works like always. You make a mistake or make the wrong choice, you can undo it. You realize it wasn't wrong after all, you can redo it. Or in effect, undo the undo. But now you can also repeat a command. Let's try these out on our recipe book.

Undo, Redo, and Repeat

You see this next feature in almost every software application now and that's because it's become a necessity. I'm talking about undo. Actually undo and redo. Actually undo and redo and repeat commands that are now found in the Quick Access toolbar in Word 2007. Undo works like always. You make a mistake or make the wrong choice, you can undo it. You realize it wasn't wrong after all, you can redo it. Or in effect, undo the undo. But now you can also repeat a command. Let's try these out on our recipe book.

So if you don't have this document open, recipe book 4 from your Lesson 4 folder of your exercise files, go-ahead and open it. I'm going to move to the top the my document by holding down Control on pressing Home. And I'm just going to scroll down to my table of contents down here on the second page. So here we have our table of contents and the first thing we're going to do is select the title, Table of Contents. So let's say I change this to TOC.

Type right over it to TOC. And I look at that and I realize that it doesn't really look good. I can undo that, I don't have to retype table of contents. So I move up here to my Quick Access toolbar and as I hover over the Undo button you can see that it actually says Undo Typing, because that's what I just did. I typed. Now Control + Zed or Control + Z on the keyboard is the keyboard shortcut for Undo. I'll click it and you can see it's back to Table of Contents. I want to see what that will look like again, just to compare.

As I move to the right you can see that I have a Redo button and clicking this is going to redo the typing. So I click it and it's like, um no, I was right the first time. I'll come back here and undo that. So here we are, back to where we started, with the word table of contents. I'm going to do something different though here now. This is bolded and I know it is because if I look over here in my Font group, the Bold button is highlighted. I'm going to turn Bold off just by clicking the Bold button. It's what we called a toggle; you turn it off and on using the same button.

So now the Repeat button appears instead of the Redo button. As I move up here to the Quick Access toolbar you can see I can repeat that Bold code. So if I click it, bolds back on, click it again the bold is back off. OK. So I'm going to leave it with the Bold turned off and now I'll come down here. My text is still selected, table of contents, and turn the underline off as well. Now Word keeps track of your changes in case you want to undo or redo more than one command at a time, like we've been doing. It's called the history and we access it through the drop-down button next to the Undo button.

So this little arrow button here at the drop down, when we click it, is going to show you all of those things that we've been doing, underline style, bold, bold, bold. There is where we turned it on and off a couple of times. In the previous lesson we did some replacing as well. I can undo up to all of these six actions if I wanted to. If I just come back to this first bold, you can see all four are selected. So if I click it, look at that. I'm back to where I started at the very beginning and I deselect my text to see what that looks like. Alright, so we're back to where we started and always remember this useful command is there when you make a choice or a mistake that you really didn't want to.

I call it the oops-se feature and if I catch myself saying oops-se, it's straight to the Undo button. You can call it whatever you like.

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Word 2007 Essential Training

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  1. 40s
    1. Welcome
      40s
  2. 28m 24s
    1. Getting started with Word
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the interface
      9m 23s
    3. Navigating the interface
      11m 24s
    4. Navigating documents
      6m 16s
  3. 18m 39s
    1. Creating new documents
      5m 25s
    2. Importing documents
      4m 35s
    3. Saving documents
      5m 41s
    4. Sending documents
      2m 58s
  4. 12m 35s
    1. Using Print Preview
      2m 45s
    2. Using Quick Print
      2m 31s
    3. Setting print options and printing
      7m 19s
  5. 23m 29s
    1. Selecting text
      3m 45s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 2s
    3. Using Find and Replace
      3m 35s
    4. Undo, Redo, and Repeat
      3m 26s
    5. Copying, pasting, and moving text
      4m 37s
    6. Showing formatting
      3m 4s
  6. 20m 30s
    1. Using indents
      3m 52s
    2. Setting justification
      3m 19s
    3. Changing line spacing
      4m 11s
    4. Setting tabs
      6m 10s
    5. Using the Highlighter
      2m 58s
  7. 38m 26s
    1. Changing margins
      5m 54s
    2. Changing orientation
      2m 29s
    3. Page numbering
      5m 41s
    4. Choosing paper size and source
      3m 59s
    5. Headers and footers
      7m 23s
    6. Applying a Page Background
      7m 56s
    7. Using Watermarks
      5m 4s
  8. 20m 10s
    1. Checking spelling and grammar
      4m 54s
    2. Finding synonyms
      3m 37s
    3. Looking up words and translations
      4m 55s
    4. Setting document proofing options
      6m 44s
  9. 23m 19s
    1. Modifying Environment settings
      7m 46s
    2. Modifying Display and Document settings
      6m 47s
    3. Modifying toolbars and keyboards
      8m 46s
  10. 15m 7s
    1. Creating a bulleted list
      7m 27s
    2. Creating a numbered list
      3m 36s
    3. Editing a list
      4m 4s
  11. 55m 28s
    1. Creating tables from scratch
      5m 29s
    2. Creating tables from text
      3m 25s
    3. Inserting an Excel spreadsheet
      5m 3s
    4. Modifying tables
      7m 44s
    5. Formatting tables
      7m 32s
    6. Making calculations in a table
      4m 13s
    7. Creating charts
      5m 44s
    8. Modifying chart data
      2m 8s
    9. Modifying chart appearance
      12m 29s
    10. Creating text from a table
      1m 41s
  12. 10m 18s
    1. Using Styles
      3m 3s
    2. Creating Styles
      3m 38s
    3. Editing and deleting Styles
      3m 37s
  13. 9m 21s
    1. Creating and using Building Blocks
      4m 27s
    2. Editing and organizing Building Blocks
      4m 54s
  14. 26m 23s
    1. Creating a Mail Merge
      13m 27s
    2. Creating a Data Source
      5m 21s
    3. Merging to create envelopes and labels
      7m 35s
  15. 8m 58s
    1. Sorting text
      4m 15s
    2. Sorting numbers
      2m 11s
    3. Sorting in tables
      2m 32s
  16. 10m 36s
    1. Creating Macros
      5m 40s
    2. Playing a Macro
      1m 46s
    3. Editing a Macro
      3m 10s
  17. 10m 13s
    1. Working with Newspaper Columns
      5m 31s
    2. Working with Parallel Columns
      4m 42s
  18. 24m 13s
    1. Working with Pictures and Clip Art
      10m 23s
    2. Working with Shapes
      5m 10s
    3. Working with SmartArt
      8m 40s
  19. 40m 40s
    1. Tracking changes
      7m 40s
    2. Reviewing changes
      3m 42s
    3. Sending and faxing documents
      3m 39s
    4. Password-protecting documents
      3m 4s
    5. Linking and embedding
      10m 7s
    6. Inspecting a document
      2m 43s
    7. Encrypting a document
      2m 45s
    8. Adding a digital signature
      7m 0s
  20. 30m 12s
    1. Creating cross-references
      3m 41s
    2. Creating a table of contents
      4m 8s
    3. Creating an index
      4m 43s
    4. Creating footnotes and endnotes
      7m 17s
    5. Using hyperlinks
      4m 24s
    6. Using bookmarks
      3m 26s
    7. Using a document map or thumbnails
      2m 33s
  21. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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