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    back up v. reverse v. take back

    1. If you need to change something, use Undo to back up (The original)

    Does the following has the same sense as the original?

    2. If you need to change something use Undo to reverse.

    3. If you need to change something use Undo to take it back.

    4. If you need to change something use Undo to take back.

    This is about a CAD program. When you make mistake you can use undo for the above operation.

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    Re: back up v. reverse v. take back

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    1. If you need to change something, use Undo to back up (The original)

    Do the following have the same sense as the original?

    2. If you need to change something use Undo to reverse.

    3. If you need to change something use Undo to take it back.

    4. If you need to change something use Undo to take back.

    This is about a CAD program. When you make mistake you can use undo for the above operation.

    Thank you.
    I'd use 'go back'.
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    Re: back up v. reverse v. take back

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'd use 'go back'.
    Are 2, 3, and 4 correct? I cannot determine because I do not know your language enough.

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    Re: back up v. reverse v. take back

    I don't find them natural.
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    Re: back up v. reverse v. take back

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I don't find them natural.
    Even the original, 1?

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    Re: back up v. reverse v. take back

    I see no need for anything after "Undo". You need a comma after "something".

    If you want to change something, use "Undo".

    If you must put something at the end, I'd use "If you want to change something, use "Undo" to reverse the last action."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: back up v. reverse v. take back

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I see no need for anything after "Undo". You need a comma after "something".

    If you want to change something, use "Undo".

    If you must put something at the end, I'd use "If you want to change something, use "Undo" to reverse the last action."
    I am wondering much about the original, back up. What do you think?

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    Re: back up v. reverse v. take back

    You could use the Undo button to go back.

    I wouldn't say that you use Undo any time you want to "change something." You use Undo to, well, undo the previous action. To go back (to the way it was before you did whatever it was that you just did).

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    Re: back up v. reverse v. take back

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I am wondering much about the original, back up. What do you think?
    "Back up" has a different, specific meaning in the software context. Don't use it here.
    I am not a teacher.

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