Yolanda Broad wrote:
I haven't used this option myself, but it looks like it would serve your purpose. Except, of course, you'll need to have two options: one for opening a quote and one for closing it.
That may work. I'll try it. Though I don't know whether it's possible to insert a smart quote in the autotext box.
I'm puzzled, though: doesn't DV export smart quotes if they were there when imported?
My own approach would be to do a search-and-replace *before* importing the doc to DV.
I guess with the quotes I could insert the original. Though this does assume that the quotes are the same as in the original which is not always the case. One of the things I don't like with DV is that it assumes everything you do is the same format as the original. But what do you do if the original is not consistent with the use of italics and quotes? Or recently I translated the Spanish "razón de ser" with "raison d'être", which obviously needed to be in italics in English, but I couldn't do this in Déjà Vu.
As for apostrophes, obviously these do not appear in the same places in my source text as in my target text.