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The title describes the issue. I am using this query ([\l\u])\.\s([\l\u]) and replacing with $1.~>$2 and it works, BUT this also picks up paragraphs returns, probably because of the \s in the first string. Any way to rewrite this first string to skip paragraph returns?

What the client wants basicly (and its a very large document), is to increase spacing between sentences. thanks

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Since CS6, InDesign has supported the Perl wildcards \v and \h to specifically match vertical and horizontal whitespace, respectively.

\h matches all kinds of spaces and tabs, but not line and paragraph breaks, so it fits your needs perfectly: simply replace \s with \h and it should work as intended.

InDesignSecrets has a brief article on these two wildcards as well, which I suggest you have a look at.

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