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    Using 'Quotes' (XP)

    Is is possible to control which "quote" Word uses in a document, meaning either the left or the right? I can't seem to get Word to recognize that we are at the end of a quoted sentence - and it arbitrarily inserts the first (left) quote when I type.

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    Re: Using 'Quotes' (XP)

    I think it bases the decision on whether the previous character is white space (Space, Tab, New Line) or a character.

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    Re: Using 'Quotes' (XP)

    This should be handled automagically by "AutoFormat As You Type" following reasonably sensible rules. If this setting is turned on, it is very difficult to override its behavior. (Typically you have to type ", let Word curve it, then Undo the change.) If that setting is turned off and you're getting the wrong marks (consistently), perhaps someone created an AutoCorrect that is doing the substitution?

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    Re: Using 'Quotes' (XP)

    In Word 2000, I can use Alt+0147 for an opening curly quote & Alt+0148 for a closing one. You could assign it to a shortcut key. Does that help?

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