Thanks for the note. I don't think I'm misremembering; I've done this for hundreds if not thousands of documents as a "space-return" combination is one of my biggest peeves. Don't know how I must have done it... [Scratches head, mysterious music plays]
I don't know how to use GREP, so that's not a possibility... I should learn... I'll try this out.
OK! I've tried this out. Brilliant, as it also removes multiple spaces before a paragraph return. Just ran out and picked up a GREP reference chart here.
I was just about to post this. I also didn't think this was default behaviour (unless I have only ever done it with consecutive paragraphs in the same style, which is possible).
This seems to be unexpected behaviour if the style boxes are empty, I would assume the space to be removed, replacing the End of Paragraph with the same style.
I will save the GREP command though - and I just checked that this function is included in FindChangeList script, which MIGHT be where I usually perform this replace (I haven't had an InDesign project for a while!)