How To Quickly Repeat Last Action In Word/Excel


Repeating Last Action

There is a key that is hardly used and yet is a highly efficient shortcut for speeding up tasks in Word and Excel when you need to repeat the same action, once, twice or many, many times!

That key is the F4 key!

In Word and Excel many tasks can be repeated instantly by tapping the F4 key for as many times as you would like to repeat your last action.

Say you would like to highlight something– do it once and then click F4 to repeat that action.

BONUS: This works not only in Word and Excel but in other Office applications as well!


BONUS BONUS: As you all know, I love to save time and keystrokes!  You can also achieve this by clicking CTRL + Y!

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Carol Bratt

Carol holds A+, MCP, and MOS computer certifications and is the resident DCT Office expert. She trains the staffs of small law firms in the use of Microsoft Office applications and has authored many books covering Microsoft Office as well as written articles for Infopackets, TechnoLawyer, and Digital Harbor. For more Microsoft Office tips visit Carol's Corner Office or follow Carol on FaceBook and Twitter.

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