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Old 06-07-2019, 12:13 AM
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I did something to lose the text in my document and the edit undo function is not bringing it back. I was using a lot of copy and paste functions to add stuff from the internet and other docs that I have, that I was then editing and rewriting for a contract I'm writing. I think I deleted the little symbol that looks like a mini page? (I don't know what it is) I think this may have caused the deleting of my text inside the document (90% of my work is gone). Is there anyway to get it back? I have not closed the document or saved anything, I have done several undo edits to no avail...any help is appreciated!



If there is a video that I can learn from for this type of issue, I'm open to that help as well
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Is there something like 'Previous versions' available on the Mac? It keeps old versions of files, if enabled.

Is your Word set to make a backup copy every X minutes?

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I have not closed the document or saved anything
It's a good idea to save whenever losing content would be painful. You can always 'Save As' to keep different versions if you don't have Previous Versions.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:28 AM
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To clarify...

The text inside the document was not visible.
I saved while working several times.
I did not save after this happened as I didn't want the issue itself to be saved.
Search find worked to find words that I could not see.

The text was clearly still within the document but I could not see it. Which made me think it was a formatting error?

Edit, undo did not work
Clipboard didn't work

After trying various fixes the entire text on the document disappeared and I gave up. I redid the document and saved every few seconds like crazy as I have a deadline I'm working against.

When I have more time I will go watch some tutorials and learn more about formatting.

Thanks anyway!
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:10 PM
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Perhaps you accidentally formatted the text color to be the same as the background color, typically white. That would match the behavior you describe.
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