Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX

Subject: Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Haim Roman <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:42:23 -0700

Sorry, but this has to be less rigid, as I'm creating a narrative template,
not a form or numerical table.

The authors (sales and engineering folks with no word processing or
business writing training whatsoever) have to have the ability to easily
enter a foot or inches mark at any time, even in the midst of a text
paragraph, e.g., â....weâre offering three enclosures measuring 8' 9" by 5'
4", in a NEMA 3R style.â

Thanks




On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Haim Roman <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Are the straight quotes for measurements and the curly for quotes, or vice
> versa?
>
> Maybe autocorrection, say have ]d change to ' and ]m to ".
> ______________________________
> Howard (Haim) Roman
> On Apr 24, 2014 7:04 PM, "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> I'm creating a Word 2013 template for an engineering sales company. They
>> deal with a lot of measurements, so I'm thinking about how to to easily
>> insert ' and " for measurements instead of â and â.
>>
>> I know that any user can choose *Insert* > *Symbol* and select ' or ", but
>>
>> I'm wondering if any of you have been down this road before. I'm
>> attempting
>> to streamline Word functions so that the sales folks can get on with
>> business, rather than concerning themselves with the nuances of type.
>>
>> Maybe a macro? If yes, why would that be any simpler to use than the
>> *Insert* > *Symbol* method?
>>
>>
>> Or... is there a way to set Word up so that if a quote mark follows a
>> number, itâs converted to an inch or foot symbol, whereas it's a curly
>> quote mark when in a field of text?
>>
>> How have you dealt with this?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> > Chris
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