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    Turn Autocorrect off temporarily (any)

    Is there any way to turn the Autocorrect option off for a particular character, word, sentence, or an entire document, but only within that document?

    For example, for a specific document I want selectively to use un-smart (ignorant?!) single and double quotes, <big>'</big> and <big>"</big>, without them being turned into [b]<big>
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: Turn Autocorrect off temporarily (any)

    Usually that is done by AutoFormat As You Type rather than an AutoCorrect entry. Which means that in theory you could toggle the option when the window gains and loses focus. But I've never tried anything that ambitious... I believe we have had a thread on enabling/disabling commandbars depending on the focused window, but I can't remember whether it actually worked reliably,.

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    Re: Turn Autocorrect off temporarily (any)

    I tried to adapt that code (post 203498) for toggling the smart quotes AutoFormat As You Type option, but I couldn't get it to work at all <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Turn Autocorrect off temporarily (any)

    Thanks, chaps. Looks as if I will have to do an Insert Symbol, then...

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    Re: Turn Autocorrect off temporarily (any)

    > Looks as if I will have to do an Insert Symbol, then...

    Rather than work that hard, you could create a macro that does the following when you're finished with input:

    - Toggles off the AutoFormat option
    - Performs all Find/Replace operations necessary to dumb down the quotation marks
    - Toggles the AutoFormat option back on

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