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Hi Experts

I'm trying to correct units in a document.

Basically I want to replace:
"meters per second" with "m/s"
"l/minute" with "L/min"

In the first example (m/s) I look at the word after my number (number selected by other code) and if it is in the array I replace it with the correct unit (arrays have corresponding entries: i.e. if element 5 in findUnit is meters then element 5 in repUnit is also 5). So I find meters --> replace with m, find per --> replace with /, find second --> replace with s THEN find the NEXT word and determine that it is not a unit so GoTo FindNextNum.

I'm ok to find the first word after the number but get confused trying to find subsequent words... dealing with "/" if the oringal text was meters/second --> would need to become m/s and dealing with:

 "."
non-breaking space,
paragraph and end-of-cell markers...

An additional requirement is that there are no spaces in the final product.

findUnit and repUnit are Arrays
unitRng is a range

Many thanks, Steve
FindNextUnit:
unitRng.Select
    For i = LBound(findUnit) To UBound(findUnit)
        If Trim(unitRng.Text) = findUnit(i) Then
            MsgBox (findUnit(i) & " will be replaced by " & repUnit(i))
            
            unitRng.Select
            Set nUnitRng = unitRng
            nUnitRng.Next(unit:=wdWord, Count:=1).Select
            Set nUnitRng = Selection.Range
            nUnitRng.Select
            MsgBox ("Next Unit Preselected")
            unitRng.Select
            Selection.TypeText (repUnit(i))
 
Set unitRng = nUnitRng
            unitRng.Select
            MsgBox ("Next Unit")
            GoTo FindNextUnit
        End If
    Next i

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