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Redo and Undo in Google Sheets: Explained

In Google Sheets, the "Redo" and "Undo" commands allow you to undo or redo changes you've made to your document. This can be useful if you accidentally make a change you don't want or if you want to revert to a previous version of your document.


What are redo and undo commands in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets, the "Redo" and "Undo" commands allow you to undo or redo changes you've made to your document. This can be useful if you accidentally make a change you don't want or if you want to revert to a previous version of your document.

How to redo and undo in Google Sheets

To use the "Redo" and "Undo" commands in Google Sheets, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Sheets document you want to modify.
  2. To undo a change, click the “Undo” icon at the top left corner of a worksheet, or click the "Edit" option in the top menu, then select the "Undo" option from the drop-down menu. This will undo the most recent change you made to the document.
  3. To redo a change, click the “Redo” icon at the top left corner of a worksheet, or click the "Edit" option in the top menu, then select the "Redo" option from the drop-down menu. This will redo the most recent change you undid in the document.

Note 1: You can’t undo the changes you make out of your worksheet, such as “Make a copy” or “Rename” in the “File” menu. 

Note 2: You can use the “Redo” command only when you have undone something. 

Note 3: It is important to remember that you can redo or undo your action before the document is saved. In that case, you can navigate to “Version history” in the “File” tab.

How to redo or undo from the menu bar in Google Sheets

You have learned how to redo or undo from the menu bar or toolbar, but we highly recommend using shortcuts for redoing or undoing because they save lots of time.

What are the shortcuts for redoing and undoing in Google Sheets?

You can use the keyboard shortcuts "Ctrl+Z" (Windows) or "Command+Z" (Mac) to undo a change and "Ctrl+Y" (Windows) or "Command+Y" (Mac) to redo a change.

What are the other basic tips in Google Sheets?

If you don’t get the solution to your question in this article or you are interested in learning more basic tips in Google Sheets, you may find the answers in the following articles.

Move onto the articles below to learn how to use Google Sheets, such as signing in, renaming, saving and printing a file, setting up notifications, and changing themes.

Google Sheets Sign-in: Explained

How to Rename a Google Sheet File

How to Save Google Sheets in Google Drive

How to Set Up Notifications in Google Sheets

How to Set Print Area in Google Sheets

Change Theme in Google Sheets: Explained

Autofill Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Go to the following articles to learn basic operations, such as redo and undo, referencing a cell on another sheet in a formula, inserting a table, and putting an image into a cell.

How to Reference Another Sheet in Google Sheets

How to Make a Table in Google Sheets

How to Insert an Image into a Cell in Google Sheets

Check the following posts if you want to learn how to insert, modify, and remove comments and note or tag someone in your comment.

How to Add a Comment to a Cell in Google Sheets

How to Tag Someone in Google Sheets

Comment History in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Insert a Note in Google Sheets

How to See Edit History in Google Sheets

Read these articles to learn how to show formulas, missing toolbar, or formula bar in Google Sheets.

How to Show Formulas in Google Sheets

How to Show Formula Bar in Google Sheets

How to Show the Toolbar Missing in Google Sheets

Visit these articles to learn how to protect cells and view protected cells or ranges.

How to Lock Cells in Google Sheets

How to View Protected Ranges in Google Sheets

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