Remove Consecutive Carriage Returns Throughout Entire Word Document

Remove Duplicate Carriage Returns Throughout Entire Word Document

What This VBA Code Does

This VBA macro code with go through the Active Word Document and remove any instances where there are more than one instance of a blank line (carriage return). This is a great way to quickly clean up a Word document so that it reads nicely.

Sub RemoveConsecutiveBlankLines()
'PURPOSE: Remove Consecutive Blank Paragraphs Throughout the Entire Word Document

Dim ParagraphCount As Long
Dim Doc As Document
Dim rng As Range

Set Doc = ActiveDocument
Set rng = Doc.Range
ParagraphCount = Doc.Paragraphs.Count

'Loop Through Each Paragraph (in reverse order)
  For x = ParagraphCount To 1 Step -1
    If x - 1 > 1 Then
      If rng.Paragraphs(x).Range.Text = vbCr And rng.Paragraphs(x - 1).Range.Text = vbCr Then
      End If
    End If
  Next x

End Sub

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