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Windows 7: Word 2010 smart quotes

15 Nov 2010   #1
Dilbert8056

Win 7 32 & 64bit
 
 
Word 2010 smart quotes

Hi,

The smart quotes works, sort of. Opening quotes are like '66', but so are the closing ones. They should be like '99'.

Anybody else come across this yet?

TIA

Dil


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15 Nov 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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Anybody else come across this yet?

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15 Nov 2010   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

What language setting are you using in Word?
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16 Nov 2010   #4
Dilbert8056

Win 7 32 & 64bit
 
 

I found out what the problem was. I basically found a character that messes up smart quotes. I was writing a technical article, and placed a '-' (en dash?) in quotes, with and without spaces and it produced the issue. No other character exhibited the problem.

Language was UK English.

Dil
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16 Nov 2010   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks for reporting back, dilbert8056
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16 Nov 2010   #6
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, Dilbert. Very interesting...

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After a bit of testing, I cannot find another character that affects quotes in this manner.

Nice bit of sleuthing, Dilbert. :)


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