Problem with apostrophe's and smart quotes.

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John... Visio MVP

I have a problem with an apostrophe in a numbered style that insists on
terminating the apostrophe as a quote string.

The style includes text that has a apostrophe. "Chef d'accusation n :". The
user chooses the style and types "Reason A", Since next style is the same,
the user can type
"Reason B<CR>Reason C<CR>Reason D"

What is expected is:
Chef d'accusation 1 : Reason A
Chef d'accusation 2 : Reason B
Chef d'accusation 3 : Reason C
Chef d'accusation 4 : Reason D

What I get is:
Chef d'accusation 1 : Reason A'
Chef d'accusation 2 : Reason B'
Chef d'accusation 3 : Reason C'
Chef d'accusation 4 : Reason D'

(notice the trailing quote)

Turning off smart quotes is not an option I have been given.

John... Visio MVP
 
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JoAnn Paules

Just tell the chef to stop accusing people for any reason.
 
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John... Visio MVP

Wait till March! ;-)

That is the French phrasing for an an indictment. It is used in court cases
to list the indictments against an individual.

John... Visio MVP

JoAnn Paules said:
Just tell the chef to stop accusing people for any reason.


JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"


John... Visio MVP said:
I have a problem with an apostrophe in a numbered style that insists on
terminating the apostrophe as a quote string.

The style includes text that has a apostrophe. "Chef d'accusation n :".
The user chooses the style and types "Reason A", Since next style is the
same, the user can type
"Reason B<CR>Reason C<CR>Reason D"

What is expected is:
Chef d'accusation 1 : Reason A
Chef d'accusation 2 : Reason B
Chef d'accusation 3 : Reason C
Chef d'accusation 4 : Reason D

What I get is:
Chef d'accusation 1 : Reason A'
Chef d'accusation 2 : Reason B'
Chef d'accusation 3 : Reason C'
Chef d'accusation 4 : Reason D'

(notice the trailing quote)

Turning off smart quotes is not an option I have been given.

John... Visio MVP
 
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Terry Farrell

John

I've really no idea why this is happening, but I suggested disabling all the
AutoFormat options to see if one of those affects the action you are seeing.

Terry Farrell
 
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John... Visio MVP

The problem disappears when smart quotes is turned off, but the strange bit
is that the apostrophe is inside the style and the added quote is outside,
in the text the user enters.

John... Visio MVP
 
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Terry Farrell

Yes it is bizarre. If you finish the lines with a Line Break rather than a
paragraph return, I expect it won't happen. But that's hardly a solution.
What happens if you add D'accusation to the exclusion list?

Terry
 
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John... Visio MVP

Ummm, exclusion list?

For now the client has agreed to Chef 1 :, Chef 2 : etc., but I am still
curious as to what is going on.

John...
 
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Terry Farrell

Me too. Any chance you could email me a sample of the document please?


Terry
 

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