In Visual Studio there's a function called "Navigate Backwards" that works as an undo/redo buffer for mouse click carat placement. In other words, it remembers the places you've clicked on in a document and allows you to go back to them.

Is there a similar function in Microsoft Word 2010? There's a "back" command, but it only works for hyperlinks.



I think that should be what you are after?

  • That's pretty close, and as close as I think I'll get. Thank you! – Greg Nov 8 '10 at 13:54
  • technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff967491.aspx "Cycle through the locations of your last four edits " – Greg Nov 8 '10 at 13:54
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    FYI: The button for this is called "Previous Edit" – Greg Nov 8 '10 at 14:00
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    No it isn't previous edit @greg it will go back even if you haven't edited anything. – Thierry Dalon Sep 24 '18 at 9:57

There is a Back button that you can add to the Ribbon Toolbar (in all commands). Hotkey is Alt+Left

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