Remove Duplicate Paragraphs From The Entire Word Document

Remove Duplicate Text Paragraphs From The Entire Word Document

What This VBA Code Does

This VBA macro code will go through your Active Word document and remove any duplicate paragraphs within the text. This a quick and easy way to clean up your text files where duplication might be occurring.

Sub DeleteDuplicateParagraphs()
'PURPOSE: Remove Duplicate Paragraphs Throughout the Entire Word Document

Dim p1 As Paragraph
Dim p2 As Paragraph
Dim DupCount As Long

DupCount = 0

For Each p1 In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
  If p1.Range.Text <> vbCr Then 'Ignore blank paragraphs
    For Each p2 In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
      If p1.Range.Text = p2.Range.Text Then
        DupCount = DupCount + 1
        If p1.Range.Text = p2.Range.Text And DupCount > 1 Then p2.Range.Delete
      End If
    Next p2
  End If
  'Reset Duplicate Counter
    DupCount = 0

Next p1

End Sub

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