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The Undo-Redo problem

Friday, August 7th, 2009 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

Undo – Redo – Undo – Redo… I don’t know about you but I find that I tend to use that cycle of events a lot when I’m putting finishing touches on things… especially on one of my “picky” days when everything has to be perfect.

Anyway, it’s a great feature and I’m sure that I’m not the only one using it.

However, did you ever find yourself clicking the Redo button only to find that it has been deactivated?

Now, you just finished with an Undo not too long ago, so what happened?

Well, I have just one question: Did you cut (Ctrl + X) anything in between?

If you’re answer is yes then that’s your problem.

When you actually cut something from a file it clears out the Redo list. Once that list is cleared well… you’re just out of luck.

If you haven’t made many changes you could close the file without saving, reopen it and start over.

Or you could always do the work to put back all the things that the Redo won’t anymore.

Neither one is a great choice so may I just suggest that before you choose to cut something think twice so that you can do the work just once.

~ April

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