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How to select all blank or empty paragraphs in Word?

When we handle a document with a lot of blank or empty paragraphs, we may need to delete all empty paragraphs for saving the printer waste when we print such document. Whatever we do, we must select all blank paragraphs first. This tutorial will introduce three methods to select all blank paragraphs in Word.

Select all blank paragraphs one by one

Select all blank paragraphs with the VBA

Select all blank paragraphs with the Kutool for Word

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We can select all blank paragraphs one by one.

Step 1: Selecting one blank paragraph.

Step 2: Hold Ctrl to select other blank paragraphs.

But if document has more than 100 blank paragraphs, it is painful and time consuming to select all blank paragraphs one by one.

arrow blue right bubbleSelect all blank paragraphs with the VBA

Fortunately, instead of selecting all empty paragraphs one by one, we can use the VBA to select all blank paragraphs in Word. This will be much easier.

VBA code can select all empty paragraphs, do as follows:

Step 1: Press Alt+F11 to open VBA window;

Step 2: Click Module from Insert tab, put the code into Module window;

Step 3: Click Rundoc-reverse-sign-6 button or press F5 to apply the VBA.

The VBA code to select empty blank paragraphs:

Sub SelectBlankParagraph()
Dim tempTable As Paragraph
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
ActiveDocument.DeleteAllEditableRanges wdEditorEveryone
For Each tempTable In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
If Len(tempTable.Range.Text) = 1 Then tempTable.Range.Editors.Add wdEditorEveryone
ActiveDocument.SelectAllEditableRanges wdEditorEveryone
ActiveDocument.DeleteAllEditableRanges wdEditorEveryone
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Note: if the document is very long, it will take several minutes to select the blank paragraphs.

arrow blue right bubbleSelect all embedded objects with Kutool for Word

Are you interested to know a much easier way than using the VBA code to select all blank paragraphs in Word? And that’s Kutool for Word. After you have installed Kutool for Word, you can select all blank paragraphs with one click.

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Click Kutools > click Paragraph Select in Paragraph group > click Select All Blank Paragraph from drop down list. See screenshot:


Note: if you only want to select all objects from a selection of the document, please select a part of the document first, and then apply this tool.

For more detailed information about Select Blank Paragraphs of Kutools for Word. please visit: Paragraph Select feature description

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