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Turning off Smart Quotes in Microsoft Office

So-called “smart quotes”  (aka curly quotes) don’t work well in a number of applications, particularly web apps. By default, Microsoft Office changes all your single and double quotes into smart quotes, which can cause problems when you try to copy and paste them into 5th Kind's System.

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As you type text, some Microsoft Office programs automatically change straight quotation marks ( ' or " ) to curly quotation marks (also known as "smart quotes" or typographer's quotes). You can turn on or off this feature.

Outlook

  1. In the main Outlook window, on the Tools menu, click Options. ( Mac Users go to Outlook Menu and click Preferences )
  2. In the Options dialog box, click the Mail Format tab, and then click Editor Options.
  3. In the Editor Options dialog box, click Proofing, and then click AutoCorrect Options.
  4. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, do the following:
    • Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab, and under Replace as you type, select or clear the "Straight quotes" with “smart quotes” check box.
    • Click the AutoFormat tab, and under Replace, select or clear the "Straight quotes" with “smart quotes” check box.

PowerPoint

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click PowerPoint Options( Mac Users go to Powerpoint Menu and click Preferences)
  2. Click Proofing, and then click AutoCorrect Options.
  3. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
  4. Under Replace as you type, select or clear the "Straight quotes" with “smart quotes” check box.

Publisher

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options( Mac Users go to Publisher Menu and click Preferences)
  2. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
  3. Under Replace as you type, select or clear the "Straight quotes" with “smart quotes” check box.

Word

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Word Options( Mac Users go to Word Menu and click Preferences)
  2. Click Proofing or Authoring and Proofing Tools, and then click AutoCorrect Options.
  3. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, do the following:
    • Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab, and under Replace as you type, select or clear the "Straight quotes" with “smart quotes” check box.
    • Click the AutoFormat tab, and under Replace, select or clear the "Straight quotes" with “smart quotes” check box.




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