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Old 03-28-2019, 04:06 PM
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G'day everyone!

I'm writing a novel at the moment and have set the autoformat options to replace straight quotes with smart quotes automatically. When I start a new paragraph, the formatting stays the same, i.e. I get curly quotes like I'm supposed to, but when I start a new chapter, I get angled straight quotes instead.



Some paragraphs, however, staunchly refuse to give me curly quotes. The only way I can get them to accept curly quotes is to copy and paste the quotes from a paragraph that does accept curly quotes. Not exactly the most elegant solution in the world.

The problem always occurs when I start new chapters, which I do by hitting enter until I get a new page break. This must be triggering different format settings somehow.

How can I get curly quotes all the time, every time?

Many thanks in advance.
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Try setting the AutoFormat as you type options in addition to the AutoFormat options. They are separate settings.
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Thanks for your reply.


I already have that option checked. Alas, it hasn't helped.
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As every character in a document can have its own proofing language, language issues may be the cause of the problem. You may find the macro to change quotes at http://www.gmayor.com/word_vba_examples_4.htm a useful workaround.
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