Repeat the last action in Microsoft Word and Excel

Updated: 10/11/2021 by Computer Hope
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If you're running Microsoft Office 2000 or later, you can quickly repeat the last action you performed in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Examples include pasting the contents you copied to the clipboard, text formatting, or font changes.

To repeat the last action in a Microsoft Office program, press the F4 key or Ctrl+Y on a Windows keyboard. Mac users should press Command+Y.


On laptops and smaller keyboards, if the F4 key isn't working, enable it by pressing the F-Lock key, or pressing and holding the Fn key and then pressing F4 again.