Apostrophes and quote marks in Dragon
Thread poster: philgoddard

philgoddard
United States
Member (2009)
German to English
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Nov 24, 2009

I have Dragon 8.0. When I dictate apostrophes and quotation marks, they usually come out as ' and " and I have to go through and change them all to curly ones. Does anyone know how to fix this?

 

Alistair Gainey  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:41
Member (2009)
Russian to English
Auto-replace? Nov 24, 2009

Can you do anything with the auto-replace options in Word?

 

Tony M
France
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French to English
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Auto-replace certainly works for smart quotes Nov 24, 2009

If you turn on 'replace quotes with smart quotes' option under auto-correct optionbs, then searching for " and replacing with " (etc;) will have the ffect of replacing them all with the smart versions.

Alternatively, is it possible to teach Dragon how to insert characters using the Alt + [num] codes, since all 4 variants of smart quotes are available under the basic ASCII codes?

[Edited at 2009-11-24 21:06 GMT]


 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:41
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English to French
Same here in Word Nov 25, 2009

Tony M wrote:
If you turn on 'replace quotes with smart quotes' option under auto-correct optionbs, then searching for " and replacing with " (etc;) will have the ffect of replacing them all with the smart versions....

It is also the method I use.
To go more quickly, I recorded a macro for the various characters to replace, which I use at the end of any translation in Word. This macro also checks for double spaces while I am at it. It requires one click on a button.

Philippe


 


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