I have a wall of text (no code, numbers or anything like that). The sentences are sometimes split in the "middle" by a "paragraph" or "manual line break".
The most obvious part was a hollow, echoing quiet, made by things that were lacking. If there had been a wind it would have sighed through the trees, set the inn’s sign creaking on its hooks, and brushed the silence down the road like trailing autumn leaves. If there had been a crowd, even a handful of men inside the inn, they would have filled the silence with conversation and laughter, the clatter and clamor one expects from a drinking house during the dark hours of night. If there had been music ... but no, of course there was no music. In fact there were none of these things, and so the silence remained.
I would like to create a regex or extended replace where I could stitch these lines together.
I used to do this in microsoft word, where I've searched for "line breaks" where it had an alphabet character before it (instead of a dot (.) or an exclamation mark (!), question mark (?) or quotation marks (") and replaced them with nothing.
I don't use microsft word anymore, and although open office can do it, it is a really-really-really slow process.
Is there a way to do this in notepad++, with regex or extended replace?