Walter Blaser wrote:
... at least for Word.
It is CTRL-SHIFT-5 on my system. You can find out by placing your cursor on the respective Quickinsert icon in the ribbon.
To use it, simply select the text to be surrounded and hit CTRL-SHIFT-F6, that's all. I use it daily (in 2014, in 2015 it is even automatic).
Word also has smart quotes, so you can simply type " and press the space bar.
I have managed to create the shortcut you mentioned in Studio Quickinsert. However, it appears to work only on a certain type of file, for the current project. When you start a new project, then you need to go back to Quickinsert, which is time consuming for a simple task.
I'll try Paul's other solution later when I have a bit more time, but it looks complicated...