I am currently using LibreOffice Version: 18.104.22.168 and my question pertains to Writer.
Due to reformatting and changing some paragraphs throughout my 511 page manuscript, there are now double spaces in the middle of sentences. I believe that it may have been due to having accidentally hit the space bar twice after writing the last word on a line and before writing the next word in the sentence which starts a new line. Quite likely could be from formatting the page to a different size for print so the lines changed length and now I have multiple spaces between two words in mid-sentence.
I have been trying to formulate a regular expression to search for exactly what I am trying to find but so far it will replace ALL double spaces which includes following punctuation. I realize that a lot of people are discussing whether or not they should use single or double after punctuation. But my first novel used double spacing and I want to keep that going in this, my second novel.
I am trying to come up with the appropriate regular expression to find two (or more) consecutive spaces that follow text/does not follow punctuation. Any help would be greatly appreciated as 511 pages is a lot to get through in fairly quick order and I feel that there is too good a likelihood that I will miss some no matter how vigilantly I look. Thanks in advance!