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Old 10-21-2010, 10:58 PM   #1
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I am cleaning up the formatting of a number of EPUB books converted from PDF by CALIBRE.

I am using the REPLACE via CODE VIEW and find it extremely powerful...eg
FIND WHAT: a</p> <p class="calibre4">
REPLACE WITH: a <space>
..will neaten everything up.

However I need to go thru the alphabet (and coma, semi colon, etc) to get the formatting complete - very time consuming.

In a attempt to automate the process somewhat I am now experimenting with REGULAR EXPRESSIONS and have managed to work out the SEARCH or FIND WHAT: [a-z]</p> <p class="calibre4">
but I am struggling with the REPLACE WITH: statement.

Can anyone help?
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I am cleaning up the formatting of a number of EPUB books converted from PDF by CALIBRE.

I am using the REPLACE via CODE VIEW and find it extremely powerful...eg
FIND WHAT: a</p> <p class="calibre4">
REPLACE WITH: a <space>
..will neaten everything up.

However I need to go thru the alphabet (and coma, semi colon, etc) to get the formatting complete - very time consuming.

In a attempt to automate the process somewhat I am now experimenting with REGULAR EXPRESSIONS and have managed to work out the SEARCH or FIND WHAT: [a-z]</p> <p class="calibre4">
but I am struggling with the REPLACE WITH: statement.

Can anyone help?
Just did this
Code:
Find:  ([a-z])</p> <p class="calibre4">
note the paren pair
whatever matches the ontents will be passed
In you first example, it would put a lowercase a followed by a space
so your
Code:
replace: \1a space here
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