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All Mac applications use -Cmd-Z to redo the last undone action. All, that is, except Microsoft Office. Office prefers that you use Cmd-Y instead. -Cmd-Z is mapped to something else – worse, it's something which seems to be un-undoable based on my repeated accidental hits of it.

I've gone into Tools → Customize Keyboard but Redo doesn't appear in the (unsearchable) list anywhere. I can't find the mapping for -Cmd-Z either so that I can reassign it to something innocuous.

Does anyone know of a hack I might employ to 'fix' this behaviour and force Word (and Excel) to behave like good little Mac programs? Failing that, can anyone tell me what -Cmd-Z is mapped to so that I might disable it?

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Thanks for the edit. I must learn markdown for keys. –  Tim Kemp Jul 15 '11 at 17:24

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Have you tried EditRedoOrRepeat?

Tools → Customize Keyboard → Edit → EditRedoOrRepeat.

Press Cmd--Z, click Assign, then OK, done!

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Perfect, thanks! –  Tim Kemp Jul 15 '11 at 17:22
    
Thank you, this always annoyed the hell out of me... –  mikegreiling Jan 10 at 20:46

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