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Dave Symes

I've received some .RTF files which when loaded in to Word 2003 or Word
2007 are invisible. (Load okay into AbiWord and others)

This is just an annoyance and can be sorted with...

Do Ctrl-A then Menubar Format-Styles and formatting.

This displays the Styles and formatting list.
Click "Clear Formatting" and the text in the file displays.

This is the question...
The person the other end, is creating the RTF with plains quotes, single
double and of course the apostrophe. (Technical reasons, I'll explain if
asked).
Is there a global way in Word of changing plain quotes to sexed quotes?

Thanks
Dave
 
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Jay Freedman

Yes, you can use AutoFormat to change the quotes.

Open the AutoCorrect dialog (Word 2003: Tools > AutoCorrect Options; Word 2007: Office button > Word Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options).

Go to the AutoFormat tab of the dialog (caution: not "AutoFormat As You Type").

Clear all of the check boxes except "Straight quotes with smart quotes", which must be checked. Click OK to close the dialog.

Run the AutoFormat (Word 2003: Format > AutoFormat; Word 2007: first go to the Customize dialog, choose the All Commands category, and add the AutoFormat Now command to the Quick Access Toolbar, then
click that button).
 
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D

Dave Symes

Yes, you can use AutoFormat to change the quotes.
Open the AutoCorrect dialog (Word 2003: Tools > AutoCorrect Options;
Word 2007: Office button > Word Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect
Options).
Go to the AutoFormat tab of the dialog (caution: not "AutoFormat As You
Type").
Clear all of the check boxes except "Straight quotes with smart quotes",
which must be checked. Click OK to close the dialog.
Run the AutoFormat (Word 2003: Format > AutoFormat; Word 2007: first go
to the Customize dialog, choose the All Commands category, and add the
AutoFormat Now command to the Quick Access Toolbar, then click that
button).
Thank Jay, a very useful bit 'o info.

Cheers
Dave
 

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