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How to Find Duplicates in Excel

Normally when we have dirty data, we tend to get a lot of duplicates. But in Excel... read more

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Normally when we have dirty data, we tend to get a lot of duplicates. But in Excel it is very easy to spot the duplicates for your data cleanup!

Here is our sample list of words, you can see it has a lot of duplicates:

How to Find Duplicates in Excel

I explain how you can do this below:

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STEP 1: Select your list of words / data:

How to Find Duplicates in Excel

 

STEP 2: Go to Home > Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cells Rules > Duplicate Values

How to Find Duplicates in Excel

 

STEP 3: You can select the formatting that you want. For our example, we selected Green Fill with Dark Green Text.

Click OK.

How to Find Duplicates in Excel

 

You will now see the magic happen, all of the duplicate values are now highlighted in your Excel worksheet!

How to Find Duplicates in Excel

 

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Bryan

Bryan Hong is an IT Software Developer for more than 10 years and has the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Web Developer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Applications, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).

He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of 4 Microsoft Excel books and a teacher of Microsoft Excel & Office at the MyExecelOnline Academy Online Course.

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