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Re: st: V.8 chokes on quotes


From   Laurel A Copeland <lacop@umich.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: V.8 chokes on quotes
Date   Thu, 20 Feb 2003 14:51:51 -0500

It is possible to turn them off altogether, or to change them all within a single document.
Here is the help-file information (images delete):

Change curly quotes to straight quotes and vice versa
Microsoft Word automatically changes straight quotation marks (' or ") to curly (smart, or typographer's) quotes (<img> or <img>) as you type. You might not want curly quotes in some cases, for example, if you're using quotation marks to designate feet and inches. To turn this feature on or off:
1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect, and then click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
2. Under Replace as you type, select or clear the "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box.

Note You can find and replace all instances of single or double curly quotes with straight quotes in your document. To do this, clear the "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box on the AutoFormat As You Type tab. On the Edit menu, click Replace. In both the Find what and Replace with boxes, type ' or ", and then click Find Next or Replace All.
To replace all straight quotes with curly quotes, select the "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box, and repeat the find and replace procedure.

At 11:32 AM 2/20/2003 -0800, you wrote:

I use Word as my text editor.  The "smart quotes" that Word applies have
not given me trouble in earlier versions, but I have found that v.8
chokes on them, yielding an invalid syntax error.

Any ideas?


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Glen R. Waddell, Ph.D.
Department of Economics
University of Oregon
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waddell@oregon.uoregon.edu
www.uoregon.edu/~waddell/

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