Smart quotes


A

aalaan

Here's a curly one <g>

I am editing a document that has many of its smart quotes the wrong way
round. Are there different codes for the opening and closing curly quotes so
that I can force the direction, correcting some anomolalies, so that I don't
have to accept what appears to be Word's built-in automatic curler (which is
not always right)?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Yes, I believe they are given in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/InsertSpecChars.htm, but here they are:

Opening single quote: Ctrl+`, '
Closing single quote (apostrophe): Ctrl+', '
Opening double quote: Ctrl+`, "
Closing double quote: Ctrl+', "

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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J

Jay Freedman

Look in the Insert > Symbols dialog at characters 201C and 201D, in the
General Punctuation section. You can use those Unicode character numbers
followed by Alt+X, or you can use the built-in shortcuts, Ctrl+`," and
Ctrl+'," (the first one is Ctrl and the grave accent, then a double quote;
the second one is Ctrl and the single quote, then a double quote). Similarly
for the curly single quotes, characters 2018 and 2019.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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A

aalaan

Thanks to the usual suspects!

Suzanne S. Barnhill said:
Yes, I believe they are given in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/InsertSpecChars.htm, but here they are:

Opening single quote: Ctrl+`, '
Closing single quote (apostrophe): Ctrl+', '
Opening double quote: Ctrl+`, "
Closing double quote: Ctrl+', "

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.
 
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A

aalaan

Thanks to the usual suspects!

Jay Freedman said:
Look in the Insert > Symbols dialog at characters 201C and 201D, in the
General Punctuation section. You can use those Unicode character numbers
followed by Alt+X, or you can use the built-in shortcuts, Ctrl+`," and
Ctrl+'," (the first one is Ctrl and the grave accent, then a double quote;
the second one is Ctrl and the single quote, then a double quote).
Similarly for the curly single quotes, characters 2018 and 2019.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so all may benefit.
 

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