troubleshooting Question

Remove duplicate strings of characters.

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Ted PennerFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft OfficeProgrammingVisual Basic ClassicMicrosoft ExcelSpreadsheets
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If a string of three or more characters appears more than once in the same cell, they should be removed.

This code did part of the work but some items remain and below is a sample of the records that remain.

I'd like to modify this script to catch the remaining cases according to this new logic.

I have attached the macro-enabled file as well as the code.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.

Sub RemoveDuplicateWords()
    Dim r As Range, s As String, arr
    Dim c As Collection

    For Each r In Selection
        Set c = New Collection
        arr = Split(r.Value, " ")
        For i = LBound(arr) To UBound(arr)
            On Error Resume Next
                c.Add arr(i), CStr(arr(i))
            On Error GoTo 0
        Next i

        s = ""
        For i = 1 To c.Count
            s = s & " " & c.Item(i)
        Next i
        If Left(s, 1) = " " Then s = Mid(s, 2)
        r.Value = s
    Next r
End Sub

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