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Article ID: 206165 - Last Review: December 6, 2000 - Revision: 1.0

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SUMMARY

This article details how to search for curly quotation marks (smart quotes) so that you can replace them with standard quotation marks (straight quotes) or how to search for straight quotes and replace them with smart quotes.

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Replacing Existing Smart Quotes with Straight Quotes

Use the following method to replace existing smart quotes with straight quotes in a document.
  1. To turn off smart quotes, follow these steps:
    1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect, and then click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
    2. Under Replace as you type, clear the "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box and then click OK.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Replace.
  3. In the Find what box, type a quotation mark.
  4. In the Replace with box, type a quotation mark.
  5. Click Replace All.

Replacing Existing Straight Quotes with Smart Quotes

Use the following method to replace existing straight quotes with smart quotes in a document.
  1. To turn on smart quotes, follow these steps:
    1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect, and then select the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
    2. Under Replace as you type, click to select the "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box, and then click OK.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Replace.
  3. In the Find what box, type a quotation mark.
  4. In the Replace with box, type a quotation mark.
  5. Click Replace All.

REFERENCES

For more information about changing the quotation marks you type, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type smart quotes in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.

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  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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