I was recently during lunch at a training, “what is the one tip that you think would help nearly everyone using technology that nobody knows?” I found the question fascinating and thought long and hard about the concept and have bounced this one off of professionals that I consider quite tech-savvy and found that it isn’t universally known:
Use Control-Z to correct mistakes!
In almost all programs and with almost all commands or actions, you can press Control-Z (or Command-Z on the Mac) to undo that action. It works in so many excellent ways, but, here is a couple of examples.
- Delete the wrong part of a photo in Photoshop? Press Control-Z to take it back!
- Change the formatting in Word and now the document looks horrible? Press Control-Z to go back to your last formatting!
- Did you past something from the Internet in Word, Google Docs or Excel and it doesn’t fit or funkified for formatting? Press Control-Z to eliminate it!
Many users believe that a bad click or action is permanent… not so! Try Control-Z… and relax!
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