Re: [RMX:NL] Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX

Subject: Re: [RMX:NL] Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:08:43 -0400

I'm no macro expert, but isn't there a way to tie execution of a macro to
saving the document? If so, create one macro to find all the quotes you
want to straighten out, and have it execute during the save. You get the
marks you need, and your users don't have to do a thing.


On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> With curlies set as the default, I'm now thinking macro buttons for the two
> measurement marks.
>
> > Chris
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 10:52 AM, Slager Timothy J <
> Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com> wrote:
>
> > Oops. Not as good as I thought: when you type 11' instead of 1', you're
> > back to curly quotes. :(
> >
> > tims
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Slager Timothy J
> > Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:47 PM
> > To: Slager Timothy J; Tony Chung; Chris Morton
> > Cc: TECHWR-L
> > Subject: RE: [RMX:NL] Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX
> >
> > Chris,
> >
> > I did a bit of checking, and you can use autocorrect entries for this.
> >
> > In the autocorrect dialog
> > - replace 0', 1', 2' ... 9' with 0[alt39], 1[alt39], 2[alt39]...
> 2[alt39].
> > - replace 0", 1", 2" ... 9" with 0[alt34], 1[alt34], 2[alt34]... 2[alt34]
> >
> > The entries look identical in the Replace and With boxes, but they are
> > different when you type.
> >
> > tims
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+timothy -dot- slager=dematic -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:
> > techwr-l-bounces+timothy -dot- slager=dematic -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf
> > Of Slager Timothy J
> > Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:26 PM
> > To: Tony Chung; Chris Morton
> > Cc: TECHWR-L
> > Subject: [RMX:NL] RE: [RMX:NL] Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes
> > in a DOTX
> >
> > After you type the quote mark, type Ctrl+Z (or click undo). Now you have
> > your straight quotes.
> >
> > Yes, you can create a macro to do this. Macros can do just about
> anything.
> >
> > tims
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+timothy -dot- slager=dematic -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:
> > techwr-l-bounces+timothy -dot- slager=dematic -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf
> > Of Tony Chung
> > Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:08 PM
> > To: Chris Morton
> > Cc: TECHWR-L
> > Subject: [RMX:NL] Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX
> >
> > You could set up a macro button to disable curly quote replacement. They
> > click it before typing a measurement. I use it before typing code.
> >
> > -T
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 9:42 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 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
> > >
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX: From: Chris Morton
Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX: From: Chris Morton
Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX: From: Tony Chung
RE: [RMX:NL] Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX: From: Slager Timothy J
RE: [RMX:NL] Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX: From: Slager Timothy J
RE: [RMX:NL] Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX: From: Slager Timothy J
Re: [RMX:NL] Re: Word 2013 - Straight and curly quotes in a DOTX: From: Chris Morton

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