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Old 05-27-2010, 08:09 PM
Bobosmite Bobosmite is offline Windows 7 Office 2003
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Originally Posted by Kimberly View Post
I'm curious, did you replace the single quotes inside 's AND 'nt AND 've with the pair of z's to eliminate them from the next Find and Replace? If not, why? It is so simple.

In version 2003, you can turn off smart quotes... Tools > Autocorrect Options. Go to the Autoformat as You Type tab.
Untick 'Replace straight quotes with smart quotes".

Examples of wildcards include *, ?, and @.... 'nt, 's, and 've are not wildcards. Here is a list of wildcards, including how to to exclusionary searches -- [!characters here]. But I don't know if you can make it work for this.
Ah, so there is a setting to control quotations...thanks! I've never had any document that caused so much trouble. In the end, the automatic formatting contributed to the problem. The document had some serious formatting problems to begin with, but it's mostly sorted out. It looks really good on the screen, but you're eye misses so much.

I do use the replacement trick. I like using +++ .
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