Replace straight quotes with curly quotes


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Eric

Is there any way to replace straight quotes with curly quotes throughout a
document?

Someone has sent me a document that has a lot of straight quotes. I could
replace them one by one, but I wonder if there's an easier way.

I'm using Word 2003.

Thanks.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

The first line of attack should be AutoFormat, which will do this easily.
Alternatively, if you have the appropriate AutoFormat As You Type option
enabled, you can search for " and replace with ", and Word will do the
conversion.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Peter T. Daniels

Also search for ' and replace with '.

The first line of attack should be AutoFormat, which will do this easily.
Alternatively, if you have the appropriate AutoFormat As You Type option
enabled, you can search for " and replace with ", and Word will do the
conversion.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Yes, of course. Though AutoFormat will take care of those as well (not
always correctly, of course, but neither will Replace).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

Also search for ' and replace with '.
 
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Peter T. Daniels

At the start of a paragraph (also, don't do it with Track Changes
turned on, or after some Track Changes have been entered, since Word
will take into account even crossed-out context) ... also if you
actually _want_ a straight-quote somewhere; but for that you should be
using the prime and double-prime characters at Unicode 02B9 and 02BA
(in the "Spacing Modifiers" range).
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

<<At the start of a paragraph...>>

I'm not sure what that means or how it follows from what I posted. What I
was alluding to, wrt incorrect conversion, is the instances where Word gives
you an opening quote after a dash (where you may want a closing one), or an
opening single quote at the beginning of a word where you want an
apostrophe. In both cases, it is helpful to have memorized the keyboard
shortcuts for the specific characters you want:

Ctrl+', ' > apostrophe/closing single quote
Ctrl+`, ` > opening single quote
Ctrl+, " > closing double quote
Ctrl+`, " > opening double quote

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

At the start of a paragraph (also, don't do it with Track Changes
turned on, or after some Track Changes have been entered, since Word
will take into account even crossed-out context) ... also if you
actually _want_ a straight-quote somewhere; but for that you should be
using the prime and double-prime characters at Unicode 02B9 and 02BA
(in the "Spacing Modifiers" range).
 
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