How to Find Duplicate Words in Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Word's Find and Replace utility is a powerful tool that allows users to quickly search through their documents for specific words and phrases. Another use of this tool is to find duplicate words in a body of text using the highlight option, which displays repeated words so that you can easily review and edit the text to eliminate word repetition.


Step 1

Click the "Find" menu on the "Home" tab of the Ribbon and select "Advanced Find."

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Step 2

Enter the word you wish to find duplicates of into the "Find What" input box.


Step 3

Select other options in the "Search Options" section as needed; using search options such as "Match Case" and "Find Whole Words Only" makes your search more specific.


Step 4

Click the "Reading Highlight" menu and click "Highlight All."



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