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Author Topic: Where did my "smart quotes" go? (Word 2003)  (Read 3395 times)

Curt

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Where did my "smart quotes" go? (Word 2003)
« on: July 29, 2008, 05:53:00 AM »
Edited:
Come to think of it, I imagine smart quotes may be something else?


Yesterday I installed parts* of Office Enterprise 2007, in order to test out Publisher. I didn't install the parts* I already have in Office 2003 Standard. I didn't tell the installer to update, but to install "alongside". Later, I decided to make Word 2003 my default editor again (was prev. using SoftMaker 2008). When typing, I realized that the smart quotes had gone. By now I have spend too much time looking for them, so I simply have to ask out loud: Where did my smart quotes go, and (more important): How do I get them back? 
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parts** = to my understanding you cannot install "parts" of Office. You make them "available" or not, but I believe the entire Enterprise actually is installed, and most parts are then merely "not available".
« Last Edit: July 29, 2008, 05:59:08 AM by Curt »

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Re: Where did my "smart quotes" go? (Word 2003)
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 07:20:05 AM »
this page details on how to remove smart quotes, maybe you can reverse the process to get back the “smart quote”.

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Re: Where did my "smart quotes" go? (Word 2003)
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 07:54:02 AM »
I use Word 2002, but 2003 probably works the same way.  Sometimes
Smart Quotes has gotten flaky, this has worked -

In the AutoCorrect dialog box,
"AutoFormat As You Type" tab,
"Replace as you type",
check the box: "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes"

Sometimes I have to toggle the box a time or two.  Sometimes
restarting Word with a blank document and toggling the box fixes it.
Sometimes then reloading the original file where the problem first
cropped up will then work ok.

If necessary, with the "smart quotes" box checked, do a search and
replace with the dumb quote as both the 'find' and the 'replace' text.
Word will fix the smart quotes as the search and replace operation is
run.

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Just checked the link in Lanux128's post, and I forgot there's also
the same "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" checkbox in the
"AutoFormat" tab.  I haven't had the problem since I changed
machines, but unchecking/checking both boxes always worked.

« Last Edit: July 29, 2008, 08:05:26 AM by AndyM »

Curt

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Re: Where did my "smart quotes" go? (Word 2003)
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 05:32:52 PM »
Thanks to both of you.

However, I was wrong from the beginning, wasn't I:
Word 2003 only gives you "_" and _ , not _

- maybe that was one of the reasons I stopped using it in the first place...  :-\