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    I have 6 chapters of my Thesis Saved as seperate chapters. I now need to place them in one documents. When I copy my list of references how can I check which ones are duplicated once copied, but highlighting duplicate references

    Your assistance will be most appreciated

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    How did you create the lists of references? If these were just typed in then I would copy them all into the back of the combined document and then sort the paragraphs alphabetically and visually check them.

    If you used endnotes then you may be able to sort these alphabetically but you would have to manually repair the duplicates.

    If you used the referencing capabilities of Word 2007 then it should automatically merge the duplicates.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Hi Andrew

    Thanks for the reply. I am uaing Word 2007. I have four seperate word documents with a list of refrences in each, I need to copy & paste these into a new document, How do I merge the references, so that there are no duplicate references

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    Howard

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    Howard

    Based on your answer, it is likely that your references have been manually typed in and you haven't used the automated features of Word for the referencing. Therefore you will need to copy the content into a continuous block (or a new document) and sort the paragraphs alphabetically (assuming one paragraph = one reference) and then manually check each consecutive reference to remove duplicates. Whilst we could develop a macro to compare paragraphs, this would be unlikely to find the same references where the punctuation differs.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Hi Andrew

    Thanks for the reply.

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