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How to repeat the last or previous action in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-06-05

You may need to repeatedly do same operation while creating an Excel worksheet, for example, keep inserting blank rows in a worksheet. This article will show you how to quickly repeat the last or previous action in Excel.

Repeat the last or previous action with Shortcut key
Repeat the last or previous action with the Repeat command

Repeat the last or previous action with Shortcut key

You can repeat the last or previous action with the following Shortcut keys.


For instance, after inserting a blank new row in your worksheet, press the F4 key or the Ctrl + Y keys will keep inserting blank new rows.

Repeat the last or previous action with the Repeat command

You can add the Repeat command button into the Quick Access Toolbar for easily repeating the last action by clicking on it directly. Please do as follows.

1. Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button on the ribbon, then click More Commands from the drop-down list. See screenshot:

2. In the Excel Options dialog box, please select Repeat option in the commands box, and click the Add button, then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Now the Repeat command button is added into the Quick Access Toolbar. You can repeat the previous action by just clicking on it.

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