I need to convert old HTML which has a lot of <br /> in it into HTML with <p></p> instead. Is there a simple, robust way to do this in notepad++ or any other way? (ie not involving regexp or programming!)
I would suggest doing a search and replace for <br/> and replacing that with </p> <p>. Notice I reversed the order.
Then remove the first instance of </p> and the last instance of <p> from the file.