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Why doesn't "undo" command work sometimes?

asked 2018-12-31 07:47:34 +0200

ludwigvandracula gravatar image

In Windows, the control z (undo) command sometimes does nothing. I've noticed a few other posts with this problem (including one on Mac and one unspecified) but no apparent resolution.

This can show up at any time. I'm not undoing complicated operations; sometimes I delete a word or line by mistake and try to immediately undo, but pushing control z or trying to undo through the edit menu does nothing. The option isn't greyed out under the edit menu; it simply has no effect upon clicking.

I'm not sure if this has something to do with a very large file. I'm writing a dissertation and chose Libre Office over Word due to the increased functionality with Zotero. But the file is now hundreds of pages long with hundreds of citations. Is this related?

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answered 2018-12-31 20:10:12 +0200

KH gravatar image

LO's undo system is imperfect. It's a hard thing to do, and there are bugs.

I don't think your problems are necessarily caused by the size of the file. I use Ctrl-Z constantly and notice a lot of failures. In particular, it fails to undo style changes. I should try to test and catalog these sometime.

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