Originally Posted by mzmm
try this? it'll probably still miss some (like if the closing quote butts up against a </span> instead of a </p> for example) so you'd probably want to scan the text afterwards but it might save you some copy/pasting.
That's getting closer and it will pick up more, but it won't work on a sentence where the end quote isn't directly before the </p>, so it wouldn't pick up this sentence if the beginning quote was missing:
But how would you deal with these miseries out of the past? I asked.
Even if there were 2 regex strings to run to be able to pick up both sentence structures would still be much better than just hoping you find them all in proofing.