Straight Quotes


Ross Payne

I have AutoCorrect set to use smart quotes. Sometimes, though, I want to use
a straight quote (e.g,. 50') and would like to set shortcut keys for
straight single and straight double quotes. I use TNR 12 pt. 99% of the
time. How can I do this? Thanks,

Ross Payne



Suzanne S. Barnhill

Two thoughts:

1. Instead of assigning a shortcut key to the straight quotes characters
themselves, it's probably easier to train yourself to press Ctrl+Z (Undo)
immediately to undo the AutoCorrect action.

2. If you're using the straight quotes for foot and inch marks, you'll find
that the prime and double prime characters (glyphs 2032 and 2033 in Unicode
fonts; characters 162 and 178 in the Symbol font) more accurately represent
these characters.

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