Find & Replace Excessive Spaces

Find and replace excessive spaces to improve TM leverage and improve formatting.

This tool is part of TransTools

Find & Replace Excessive Spaces removes redundant spaces between words, before/after punctuation and at start/end of paragraphs, and can also replace them with tabs, line breaks and paragraph breaks.

Find and Replace Excessive Spaces window

Searching for excessive spaces with Find & Replace Excessive Spaces tool


  • Remove redundant spaces from source documents in order to get better matches from your TM.
  • Replace excessive spaces between words with 1 space.
  • Remove spaces at start/end of paragraphs or lines.
  • Remove spaces before/after certain punctuation signs.
  • Find multiple spaces that must be replaced with a tab character, line break or paragraph break.
  • Review each redundant space fragment in order to decide whether to correct it, or correct all redundant spaces automatically.

Find & Replace Excessive Spaces tool in action: screenshots

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