I'm having a rather frustrating problem converting a few HTML ebooks I have. I'm converting them to ePub, but this happens with almost any format I convert to.
The problem I'm having is that the converted ePub has triple-spacing between each paragraph. I checked the source HTML file and discovered the cause: each paragraph has an extra "spacing" paragraph containing only one non-breaking space ( ). The spacing paragraphs are all identical:
I figured I could strip this out easily using Search and Replace, so I set up a quick regex to find the paragraphs in question. When tested it worked just as intended... at least in test:
Unfortunately, that didn't work. For whatever reason the rule doesn't trigger during conversion at all, and yes I've tried with something other than a blank space in the Replacement Text field. I've tried replacing \s* with to no effect. I've even tried copying the entire paragraph code into the Search field: no luck. I'm at a loss here. Any ideas?
Oh, and using the "remove spacing between paragraphs" option does nothing, before someone suggests it.