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After pressing escape (Esc) while modifying a spreadsheet cell, will Edit - Undo still work?

Technote (FAQ)


You are modifying a rather complex formula in a cell and before pressing Enter to save your modified formula in Lotus® Spreadsheets, you accidentally press the Escape (Esc) key. At this point, can you Undo? Or are the modifications lost?


This issue has been reported to Lotus software Quality Engineering. The software is working as designed. If you press Escape while editing a cell, the cell returns to its original state prior to editing the cell. This keystoke cannot be undone. This behavior is true for most spreadsheet applications.

Document information

More support for: IBM Notes
Embedded Symphony

Software version: 8.0

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1172298

Modified date: 15 November 2007