So I have a transcript open in Notepad++ that was converted from a PDF.

It is laid out like such:

00 00 00 01 I have had a very nice day today, i went
to the park to play football
00 00 00 02 It has been a wonderful day.
00 00 00 03 I have rally liked today as it has been
very fun.

As you can see from the example text, the sentence has followed below. All of the lines that are the start of each entry start with 00 so i was just wondering if there was a way in notepad ++ to be able to move text onto the same line without having to do this all manually, also there being a space between the word on the correct line.

I would appreciate any help


Search → Replace →

  • Find what: \R([^0-9]+)
  • Replace with: Space\1
  • Regular expression in Search Mode selected
  • Replace All button.

Explanation: \R new line; [^0-9] all but 0-9; + repeated \1 - first (group) of characters.

  • 1
    don't you need to put groups in ()? – phuclv Jan 21 '17 at 5:50
  • @LưuVĩnhPhúc Yes you do. Corrected. – Hex Jan 21 '17 at 6:08

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.