Undo or Redo an action in Excel

Undo or Redo an action in Excel

To undo an action press Ctrl+Z. You can remember it from the German word: Zurück.

Fortunately, this shortcut is universal, so you can use it in other programs as well. For example, Word, internet or Gmail.

I beleive in shortcuts, but if you prefer your mouse, click Undo on the Quick Access Toolbar. I keep the Quick Access Toolbar for other icons.

There are some commands, that you can’t undo. For example Save, or insert or delete a sheet.

Undo multiple actions

You can undo several actions at the same time:

  • press Undo (Ctrl+Z) repeatedly, or
  • click the arrow next to Undo icon and select and click in the list.

Redo or repeat an action

To redo something you’ve undone, press Ctrl+Y. Or you can click with the mouse on the Redo icon on the Quick Access toolbar.

You can also use F4. (If it doesn’t work, press Fn + F4).

You can also use Ctrl+Y or F4 to repeat the last action. For example insert rows or coloring cells.

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