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    Apostrophe Problem (Microsoft Word2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1))

    When using Microsoft Word I press the key to type an apostrophe and
    nothing happens until I press another key (either a letter or the space
    bar). Can you shed some light on this problem for me?

    Operating system Windows 2000 (5.0.2195)
    Microsoft Word2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1)
    Computer IBM ThinkPad 600X


    Cliff Hobson

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    Re: Apostrophe Problem (Microsoft Word2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1))

    Perhaps you are hitting the acute accent (

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    Re: Apostrophe Problem (Microsoft Word2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1))

    Cliff, this is the exact problem I joined the forum to solve. I think it is something to do with the choice of languages when Word 2000 is installed. I want to remove this option asap, it is driving me crazy. Help please. BTW the issue is not limited to word, it happens in Outlook also
    Chris Kaine

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    Re: Apostrophe Problem (Microsoft Word2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1))

    This may be caused by the Windows options for your keyboard. Go to Control Panel....Keyboard.....Language Tab....Click on Properties....and look at the dropdown box. If yours says International Keyboard this gives you additional options for entering foreign characters. You may want to change it back to United States (or United States 101). (These instructions are for Windows 98, but I hope it's similar in Windows 2000.) I'm pretty sure the International Keyboard is your problem.

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    Re: Apostrophe Problem (Microsoft Word2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1))

    Hi Chris, hi JTill,

    I think you are using the wrong key for the apostrophe. The acute accent might look a bit like an apostrophe, but it's a different beast. The apostrophe on your keyboard should look like a short vertical dash '

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>Regards, Klaus

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    Re: Apostrophe Problem (Microsoft Word2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1))

    Hi All:

    I think Klaus hit on an idea. If you press the Ctrl key at the same time that you press either the apostrophe or the accent key (the one above the tab key), then nothing is typed until you type certain letters, such as an "e".

    e.g. Ctrl+`,e will give you

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    Re: Apostrophe Problem (Microsoft Word2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1))

    Hello Klaus and Phil, I think cliffh and chriskaine are having the exact problem they describe. And I think they are competent typists know where the apostrophe is. My software is older than theirs. But if either of you have that newer software, could you try to use the International Keyboard in the Windows options (as I mentioned above) to see if you can duplicate the problem they are describing?

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    Re: Apostrophe Problem (Microsoft Word2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1))

    Sorry for the delay in replying to your posting. You my friend have won the kewpie doll! Changing the keyboard to US solved the problem

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    Re: Apostrophe Problem (Microsoft Word2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1))

    Thank you very, very much. the keyboard choice was the problem and now I can type ' or " without pressing the space bar as well. very happy puppy I am now.
    Wonder why I didn't get email notification of replies hmmmmmmm - must report.
    Chris

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