Originally Posted by kamanza
Do you mean, you just press the space bar?
OOPs, sorry, I was too quick. I replaced the word "the" with a space and thought I was seeing multiple spaces, but either I wasn't, or I made some other error. Moreover, calibre won't hold the space as my replace text string if I leave that page or come back after conversion.
Even more interestingly, if I use space to replace "the", it doesn't leave double spaces (the original two that surrounded the original "the"). It only leaves one.