When we think of using Ctrl + Z we’re all thinking “undo” – which is true but in our minds that means removing the last character entered, putting text back that we just deleted or removing formatting that we tried but just didn’t like.
All of these things are exactly what Ctrl + Z is for but there’s more.
More you ask?
Yep – that’s right – it will do a bit more that the obvious.
When you work in one of the MS Office programs there are many things that the program will automatically format, correct, replace, etc.
But what if one of those things happens and you don’t want the change… what then?
Well, technically Ctrl + Z undoes the very last action… including the actions completed by the program itself through AutoCorrect or other features.
What does that mean for you?
Simply put, if you see a change made to your work that you don’t want then immediately use Ctrl + Z.
The program will reverse the change it made – typo corrected, quotes style replace, a word capitalized – you get the picture.
This is a good thought to keep in mind… truly understanding what Ctrl + Z does makes it more useful that you probably know.