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Old 06-29-2018, 12:14 PM
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Recently, I found that my smart (curly) quotes are all right sided. I had to change all my quotes back to straight now that this corruption has entered my Word 2000. I tried everything and nothing works. How can I make Word give me both left and right curly quotes when I find and replace straight quotes?



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Old 06-29-2018, 05:14 PM
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The appearance of smart quotes depends on the language formatting applied to text. If you see the correct language at the insertion point, then perhaps someone has turned off the option to use typographical quotation marks (Tools | AutoCorrect Options)?
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I appreciate your input, but I know exactly what I did wrong now. Some of my paragraphs were not tabbed but spaced manually, which is recognized by Word as right hand smart quotes. I don't why I did this but it's done. For that document, I have returned the quotes to straight to avoid the headache. Straight quotes are actually preferred by publishers for short stories.

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Thanks for the follow-up.
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