QUICK TIP: Easily Switch between Curly Quotes to Straight Quotes in Word

Since I do a lot of technical as well as novel writing, I need both curly and straight quotes in word.

Thanks to Practical Typography, I found this extremely easy way to add “straight quotes” to text when needed.

How to override smart quotes

WORD   Type the foot or inch mark, which will come out curly, and then press [once] the key com­mand for Undo ⌘Z. The curly mark will be­come straight.

HTML   Use the ex­plicit code for the sin­gle straight quote (') and dou­ble straight quote (" or ")

 

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