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Recovering "Cuts" IE Cut N Paste In Windows XP SP2

by mnd_fl / July 21, 2009 1:16 AM PDT

I am trying to recover an old "cut"...

I had "CUT" an long commentary with the intent of pasting it to a .txt document. But, I got sidetracked and then "CUT" a filename to paste somewhere else. I really don't want to have retype the long commentary.

I know that, in MS WORD, multiple CUTS are saved to a HISTORY panel. I *DID* have MS Excel open at the time of the cuts.

So, does Excel have the same "CUT" history that WORD has?? If so, how do I activate it?

If not, is there another way to recover old "CUTS"??


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by Jimmy Greystone / July 21, 2009 3:56 AM PDT

No, the undo history only applies to actions taken in that program. If you copied some text from a web page, but never pasted it into a word document, then the only solution available to you is to find the original source material a second time. Then be sure to copy and paste it without allowing yourself to become sidetracked.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 6:10 AM PDT

where did you cut this commentary from?

Like Jimmy said, if it was from a web page then you can just go back to the web page.

But if you cut it from a file stored locally on your hard drive, then what happened to that file? Did you re-save it after the change? If so, that cut text has been lost by the later copy. If not, then presumably the original file is unchanged.


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