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Old 07-26-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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expression to remove double spacing between paragraphs

The subject says it all really. Does anyone know what the expression is for removing double spacing between paragraphs?

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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The subject says it all really. Does anyone know what the expression is for removing double spacing between paragraphs?

Many thanks.
Are you asking about converting? About regular expressions? About CSS? Where do you see the double spacing? Are there really "double" spaces there (use Inspect in Calibre's viewer or edit whatever format you are looking at) or is it a formatting issue where there's more space than you want after a single paragraph ends?
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:30 PM   #3
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Yes it was regular expressions i was referring to when converting. Sorry - that wasnt clear.

However I dont know enough about code to tell from the inspect tool what it is you wanted to know.

However I managed to fix my problem my converting to TXT, opening in word, doing a find and replace on multiple paragraph marks. Re-converted back to epub and now it looks fine.

I'm sure there's a much quicker way but for now my problem has been fixed.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:09 PM   #4
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However I managed to fix my problem my converting to TXT, opening in word, doing a find and replace on multiple paragraph marks. Re-converted back to epub and now it looks fine.

I'm sure there's a much quicker way but for now my problem has been fixed.
You most likely lost italics and other formatting by converting it to txt. I would at least convert to rtf then fix it in word, you will keep the basic formatting at least.

You might want to check out sigil and learn some basic html/css if you are going to be fixing alot of books.
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Yes it was regular expressions i was referring to when converting. Sorry - that wasnt clear.

However I dont know enough about code to tell from the inspect tool what it is you wanted to know.

However I managed to fix my problem my converting to TXT, opening in word, doing a find and replace on multiple paragraph marks. Re-converted back to epub and now it looks fine.

I'm sure there's a much quicker way but for now my problem has been fixed.
As Valentino mentioned, you lost formatting by doing a conversion to text, followed by reconversion.

Also, a conversion to TXT will usually put a second paragraph mark after each paragraph break even if the first didn't have one. (In text format, that's how paragraphs are marked.) You probably created the double paragraph marks when you created the text format.

Even worse, the conversion from TXT to EPUB will usually strip out double breaks automatically, so you didn't need to edit them out first.

Most likely, it was just a formatting issue in your original document and by going through the text format, it was stripped out, so it worked in the end. All you probably had to do was just fix the original formatting issue.

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