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Apostrophes in Word 2007
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Bruce Capelle  Identity Verified
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Jul 30, 2007

Hi all,

I use a French version of Word 2007, which gives "curly" apostrophes by default. I need to use the straight ones (English ones) for a project but without changing the language of my document from French to English. Does anyone know how/if I can do that?

Thanks in advance!

Bruce


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Pavel Blann  Identity Verified
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apostrophes in word 97 Jul 30, 2007

hi bruce,

I don't know about the french version of word 2007 but in the czech version of word 97 it's in tools > auto corrections > while typing > 'replace straight by curly' checkbox

hope it helps,
pavel


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Bruce Capelle  Identity Verified
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Apostrophes in Word 2007 Jul 30, 2007

Hi Pavel,

Thanks for your reply. Did you mean Word 2007? You mention the Tools menu which is not present as such in Word 2007. If you did mean Word 2007, do you access the functionality via the Office button or through the ribbon?

Thanks!

Bruce

PS: Ooops! I read Pavel's answer too quickly. Sorry. Has anyone got the answer?

[Edited at 2007-07-30 14:29]


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Bruce Capelle  Identity Verified
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I found the solution... Jul 30, 2007

... and I've decided to post it here to help anyone with the same problem (in French as I have a French edition and the problem is related to French quotes):

Pour changer les apostrophes courbes en apostrophes droites :

Bouton Office > OptionsWord > Vérification > Options de correction automatique > Lors de la frappe.

Sous Remplacer, activer ou désactiver la case correspondant aux guillemets droits et chevrons (guillemets à la française). Lorsque cette case est désactivée, on obtiendra directement les guillemets anglais lors de la frappe ainsi que les apostrophes droites. Si on l'active, on obtiendra les chevrons et des apostrophes courbes.

Cependant, il semble impossible de dissocier les deux pour avoir par exemple des apostrophes courbes et des guillemets anglais.

Bruce


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