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Is there a keyboard shortcut to return to previous position?

The Shift + F5 seems to be back to last "editing position", rather than the last position of the cursor

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Use Ctrl + Alt + Z

Found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20191115212516/https://www.computerhope.com/tips/tip123.htm

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    Doesn't work for me in MS Word 2013 on Win 10 Jan 23, 2017 at 10:48
  • Works for Word 2016. (Mentioned so people would know).
    – Taru
    Jan 23, 2017 at 11:50
  • I have "Microsoft Professional Plus 2010". Word reports its version as 14.0.6129.5000 (32-bit). Running on Win7. This answer works for me. Mar 22, 2017 at 15:45
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    @Dmitri: Ctrl+Alt+Z/Shift+F5 is "GoBack" and Alt+Left is "WebGoBack".
    – Cameron
    Sep 21, 2017 at 20:10
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    @golimar: Think I found them by recording a macro, so, VBA. For the Quick Access toolbar, WebGoBack seems to be called just "Back", and GoBack seems to be "Previous Edit".
    – Cameron
    Apr 11, 2022 at 21:29
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You can use the keyboard shortcut for that command: Alt + Left Arrow.

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  • Worked for me in MS Word 2013 on Win 10 Jan 23, 2017 at 10:48
  • Works better than the accepted answer, Also easier to use, as it does not require 3 key presses.
    – IFink
    Oct 6, 2019 at 16:51
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    Worked perfectly for me when moving between bookmarks on Office 365.
    – BND
    Aug 31, 2020 at 5:56
  • perfect answer..worked for me Apr 26, 2021 at 5:17

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