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Olio Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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May 11, 2012 6:00 PM

I don't see Undo/Redo buttons available in Pages, unfortunately, so is there some other way to see the list of all the edits you can undo or redo?

 

MS Word displays these lists in dropdowns, via its Undo/Redo buttons.  They're obviously incredibly useful and time-saving, particularly when you need to go back hundreds or more edits, which is far too time-consuming if you have to tap Ctl-Z that many times until you spot what you need!  With the list, you can just scroll through and find the edit you need in an instant.

 

Does Pages lack this feature?

 

Thanks!

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    May 11, 2012 7:25 PM (in response to Olio)

    Hi Olio,

     

    Undo in Pages is sequential—last in, first out.

     

    Feature enhancement requests for future versions may be may through the Feedback channel—Provide Pages Feedback—found in the Application (Pages) menu (or use the link in this message).

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 11, 2012 8:16 PM (in response to Olio)

    It is command z not control z.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 13, 2012 4:25 AM (in response to Olio)

    Microsoft took Apple's keyboard shortcuts and made the typer use their pinky on the control key instead of the much more ergonomic thumb, and then made most shortcuts so inconsistent that PC users avoid them and instead go for rows of indecipherable icons that need pop-ups to identify them and form endless ranks that eat up your screen's real estate so that you have trouble seeing your work, so then you have to zoom in and zoom out all the time…

     

    Get the idea?

     

    Microsoft didn't.

     

    Peter

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    May 13, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Microsoft took Apple's keyboard shortcuts and made the typer use their pinky on the control key instead of the much more ergonomic thumb…

    That's how I developed thumb tendonitis using a PC at work. Even though I've been retired for four years, it still flares up occasionally. Maybe instead of claiming it as a work-related injury I should sue Microsoft!

     

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  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    May 13, 2012 7:46 PM (in response to Olio)

    Because I did use my thumb as I was used to doing on my Mac. It was easier for me to learn to use two hands than use a different finger.

     

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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 13, 2012 11:19 PM (in response to Olio)

    Don't know how you do it but my hand rests on my thumb and forefinger ranges in front of it.

     

    Beats putting the weight of my hand on my pinky and then hovering sideways.

     

    PC shortcuts are far from being consistent and mnemonic, try Alt F4 for quit, for starters. Then there is the rigmaroll to simply type accented characters on the PC.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 14, 2012 3:06 AM (in response to Olio)

    Olio wrote:

     

    I use my nose and chin, is that wrong?  Seriously though, 'tis uncomfortable to fold the thumb in one way and stretch the forefinger the other.  It's most ergonomic (and efficient) to keep your fingers closest to their natural resting fan-like position.

     

    Have to send you a video but that isn't how I have my hand, in fact the side of my left hand now I look at it is actually resting sideways on the desk next to my keyboard.

     

    For left hand caps I use my ring finger and forefinger, a pinky would be extremely uncomfortable unless you have tiny hands.

     

    You may be an exception but I found not only nearly every PC person I know doesn't use keyboard shortcuts, they think you are freaky for doing so. Mostly for the reasons I gave, because they are awkward, unmnemonic and rarely consistent across applications.

     

    What do you do with 3 key shortcuts? I use ring finger, forefinger and thumb.

     

    Pinky on Control, anything on shift and forefinger is painfully twisting and inaccurate.

     

    Peter

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