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How to remove multiple extra spaces between words in Word

If you want to remove all multiple extra spaces between words in Word, there are some easy ways to get it done. Please have a look at the following article.

Remove extra spaces between words with Find and Replace function in Word

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Remove extra spaces between words with Find and Replace function

If you want to apply Find and Replace function to remove extra spaces, you can do it by follows:

1. Please press Ctrl + H to display the Find and Replace dialog.

2. Press More button to show more options. Check the Use wildcards box under Search Options section, then type ( ){2,} in Find what field, and \1 in Replace with field. See screenshot:

3. After finish the settings, click Replace All to remove all extra spaces between words from the whole document.


Remove extra spaces between words with Kutools for Word

Kutools for word's Extra Spaces utility can easily and quickly remove all extra spaces from the document.

Kutools for Word, with groups of handy functions, makes your jobs easier.

After installing Kutools for Word, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Word Now!)

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Now, all the extra spaces between words are removing. See screenshots:

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Note: If you directly click Extra Spaces under Kutools tab without selecting anywhere. it will pop out a dialog to remind you if remove all extra spaces from the whole document, click Yes to remove all extra spaces from the documents, click No to cancel.
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Please click here to know more about Extra Spaces.

Tip.If you want to remove spaces in Excel cell, you can apply Kutools for Excel's Remove Spaces function to quickly solve it.


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Thank you so much for publishing this. You just saved me hours of work.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU MADE MY DAY THIS IS JUST SO AWESOME
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you Sir have been sent by the heavens to help humanity
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saved me from manually have to remove spaces between 5432 words. I bow down. thank you.
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Thnx a lot, it did worked for me and saved my number of working hours. I used it for more than 10K words.
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Oh my freaking god!! this saved me more than 3days of work.. thanks heaps
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Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me. I get e message like that: "the find what text contains a pattern expression which is not valid". Any idea? Thnx!
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Unfortunately, it didn't work for me. I get this message: "the find what text contains a pattern expression which is not valid". Any idea? Thnx!
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You have to first highlight the section of your word document you want to remove the double spacing before proceeding with the above procedure.
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Did that and it still doesnt work. I had figured out a work-around several months ago but don't recall what it was (i was away on leave) - would love to know other options!
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Waaw.. its working fentastic.... thank you khudos.....!!!!
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For those who get the error message, a simple solution is where this tutorial tells you to put '(){2}', simply push the space bar twice. In the place for 'replace with', just put in a single spacebar. Now push, 'Replace all'. Your welcome.
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Nope, done all that but still stuck with unusable large document with large white spaces all over
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This worked for me, thank you!
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Omg thanks a lot sir
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I had been searching for this since a week, saved me a month's work of manually editing spaces in a 300 page document. Not even Microsoft had this solution in their Office help site. Thanks a lot for this, you are the real MVP!
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Great, a big thankssss
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Thank God I found this after several searches. Your technique is the only one that worked. I just cleaned up a DOC with 79,814 words in it. 188 pages. Whew!
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It worked! I am so relieved! Thank you!
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This really helped , thanks.
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Thank you so much, this saved me a lot of time.
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Not a fancy way but works as well, just type a double space in find and type a single space in replace. Repeat the same until all multiple spaces are removed.
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Thank you.
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Excellent , this work like a charm !!!
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