Undo in Excel 2003
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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May 20, 2010

G'day everyone

I don't normally use Excel, but today I have to make some edits in an Excel file. It would appear to me that there is *no undo function* in Excel whatsoever (except in the cell itself, before you move to another cell). Please tell me that there is a way to enable undo in Excel.

What I have found is that if I realise (after moving to another cell) that I should revert the changes that I had just made, the only way of doing that is to create a copy of the Excel file and then copy/paste the sections that I have already done, or... if I had remembered to save recently, to revert to a saved version of Excel and then *redo* all the work that I had done since that last save.

I'm using Excel 2003 on Windows XP Pro SP2.



Added: I just noticed that it's worse than I thought -- even within a cell, I can only undo *one* change. Pressing Ctrl+Z more than once simply reverts the reversion of the single most recent change.

[Edited at 2010-05-20 08:11 GMT]


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undo button May 20, 2010

I am using MS 2007 but i remember undo and redo buttons are located in 'Edit'. Do you even see menu bar?? Menu bar is located on the top (file, edit, view...). If you don't see menu bar, than open view > tollbars > check menu bar

[Edited at 2010-05-20 08:09 GMT]

[Edited at 2010-05-20 08:10 GMT]


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Undo in Excel 2003 May 20, 2010

Hi, Samuel!

There is Undo function in Excel 2003.
If you enter something in cell, for example, A1 and then move to another cell, open Edit menu and first item will be (or at least it should be) "Undo Typing XYZ in A1".

Also, you can place button on toolbar (left curved arrow icon) that will enable you to do several undos in order changes been made. Right-click anywhere on the toolbar, select Customize, click on Commands tab, in a left pane select Edit and then from the right pane drag and drop Undo button.

Hope this will help.



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