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How Do I “Repeat Typing” (Command+Y In Word) In Pages,Keynote & Numbers?

I have been able to “Repeat Typing” (Command+Y) in all versions of MS Word for Mac throughout many using versions of Mac OS for the last few years. Is there a way to “Repeat Typing” that in Pages, Keynote & Numbers?
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Steven Grubaugh

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I “Repeat Typing” (Command+Y In Word) In Pages,Keynote & Numbers?”

    5 days ago

    Interesting, I didn’t know about that unusual Microsoft Word feature. I just tried it and it seems like Command+y, which is normally used as “redo” (the opposite of undo) will change to Repeat Typing when the last action you took was to type a phrase.

    Pages uses the more Mac-standard Shift+Command+z for redo, but doesn’t change to Repeat Typing when the last thing you did was to type a phrase. It only works to redo something after an undo. That’s how I’ve seen it work in every other app. I never noticed that Word treated it differently.

    I suppose the closest thing that Pages and other apps have to that is to simply copy the text you just typed, and then paste.

    Steven Grubaugh
    4 days ago

    Many thanks for the help with this, Gary. It’s too bad that the Pages Shift+Command+z doesn’t work as fully as it could. The Command+Y in Word will repeat not only typing but also formatting so you can go through a whole document and paste typing as well as paste format changes, and make them repeatedly. I’d like to see Apple add such a feature.

    4 days ago

    Steven: You can apply styles in Pages just as easily, though. You can even apply a keyboard shortcut for a style.

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