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3 Ways to Redo a Shortcut in Excel

If you're anything like me, you're always looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. And one of the best ways to do that is to learn keyboard shortcuts. They can save you tons of time by eliminating the need to use your mouse or trackpad to navigate around your computer.

But sometimes, you may find yourself accidentally hitting the wrong shortcut key and performing an action you didn't intend to do. Or, you may want to redo an action that you just performed. Luckily, there are a few ways you can redo a shortcut in Excel.

Method 1: Use the Undo Button

The first way you can redo a shortcut in Excel is by using the Undo button. This button is located in the Quick Access Toolbar, which is located in the upper-left corner of the Excel window. To use the Undo button, simply click it or press Ctrl+Z on your keyboard.

If you accidentally perform a shortcut that you didn't mean to do, the Undo button will undo that action. For example, if you accidentally delete a row of data, you can click the Undo button to undelete it. Or, if you accidentally apply bold formatting to a cell, you can click the Undo button to remove the bold formatting.

You can also use the Undo button to redo a shortcut that you just performed. For example, if you just deleted a row of data, you can click the Undo button to undelete it. Or, if you just applied bold formatting to a cell, you can click the Undo button to remove the bold formatting.

Method 2: Use the Ctrl+Y Shortcut

Another way you can redo a shortcut in Excel is by using the Ctrl+Y shortcut. This shortcut is the same as the Undo button, except it's a keyboard shortcut. So, if you accidentally perform a shortcut that you didn't mean to do, you can press Ctrl+Y on your keyboard to undo that action.

For example, if you accidentally delete a row of data, you can press Ctrl+Y on your keyboard to undelete it. Or, if you accidentally apply bold formatting to a cell, you can press Ctrl+Y to remove the bold formatting.

You can also use the Ctrl+Y shortcut to redo a shortcut that you just performed. For example, if you just deleted a row of data, you can press Ctrl+Y to undelete it. Or, if you just applied bold formatting to a cell, you can press Ctrl+Y to remove the bold formatting.

Method 3: Use the Ctrl+Shift+Z Shortcut

The last way you can redo a shortcut in Excel is by using the Ctrl+Shift+Z shortcut. This shortcut is the same as the Ctrl+Y shortcut, except it redoes the last action you undid. So, if you accidentally undo an action, you can press Ctrl+Shift+Z to redo it.

For example, if you accidentally delete a row of data, you can press Ctrl+Shift+Z on your keyboard to undelete it. Or, if you accidentally apply bold formatting to a cell, you can press Ctrl+Shift+Z to remove the bold formatting.

You can also use the Ctrl+Shift+Z shortcut to redo an action that you just performed. For example, if you just deleted a row of data, you can press Ctrl+Shift+Z to undelete it. Or, if you just applied bold formatting to a cell, you can press Ctrl+Shift+Z to remove the bold formatting.

So, there you have it! Three ways you can redo a shortcut in Excel. I hope you found this helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

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