How to Undo in Microsoft Word 2007


While creating a new word processing document, writers accidentally deal keystrokes that devastate the copy. Losing a large portion of a document not only means lost time and intellectual effort, but also creates productivity-sapping stress on writers. Alternately, users might find an edit does not work and want to revert to the original copy quickly. Fortunately, Microsoft Word 2007 allows users to undo the last 100 actions performed between saves. Unlike earlier version of Word, which had an Edit menu that contained an Undo command, Word 2007 features the Quick Access Toolbar. On the Quick Access Toolbar, users will find the Undo command.

  • Locate the Undo icon. It is located in the upper right corner of the word processing screen of Microsoft Word 2007 next to the Save icon. The Undo icon is a hooked arrow opening to the left of the screen.

  • Click the arrow next to the icon to open a drop-down list of recent commands. If only one command needs to be undone, simply click the Undo icon without opening the drop-down menu.

  • Click on the actions that need to be undone. The feature keeps a tally of the number of actions selected.

  • Click on the list of selected commands. This action will reverse the changes in the document.

  • Inspect your document to insure the corrected copy is accurate.

Tips & Warnings

  • To undo quickly, without accessing the toolbar, press CTRL+Z or F2.
  • The Undo command will not work in all instances. The Undo command changes to "Can't Undo."

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