Stop them up front
Word, by default, uses curly (“ ”) rather than straight quotes(" ").
Here's an article that shows how to go into Word options and turn this Auto feature off.
Next we need to turn off Moe and Larry
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"Using FontList, you can change the predefined sample text, exclude seldom used fonts from the list and change the path for the HTML file.
In your browser, you can change the style of a font and zoom in on a font. You can also view the character map of a font. And, for some, maybe the most important feature, you can create a print out of all your fonts.
Jack M. Lyon, a book editor who got tired of working the hard way and started creating programs to automate editing tasks in Microsoft Word. He's been editing more than twenty years and started working on the computer in 1985.(Unfortunately has not published recently, but still full of good information)
"Learn tips and use sample code for several Office applications. These tips can help you to be more productive and can also be a starting point for developing your own tools, utilities and techniques."
___________________ / / / <SURFACE OF / / PAPER> / / / / Front drawing layer ------------------- / MAIN TEXT LAYER =================== / / Back drawing layer -------------------/ / / / / Front drawing layer -------------------/ / (Header/footer) BOTTOM TEXT LAYER =================== / Back drawing layer -------------------/
"(A) lesson here for me is that lots of people seem to think of Word as a typewriter (remember typewriters?). There are many examples of this, in the way people construct a table of contents for their Word documents, use the TAB key to align columns, and the way they always hit ENTER twice after typing each paragraph (for those who are fans of extra space between paragraphs).
Many, many of the feedback comments on the line-spacing issue had to do with wanting "single spacing." But, of course the line spacing in the new template is single spacing. It's just that it's a little bit "more" than single spacing used to be: 1.15, instead of 1.0.
But what is 1.0? You might think that if you're using an 11-point font that line spacing of 1.0 would be 11 points. But if you lay out paragraphs that way - depending on the font you're using - the parts that stick below one line will crash into the parts that stick up from the line below. You need to allow some extra space between lines.
In a former life when I set type on a Compugraphic phototypesetting machine, the convention we used was about 20% extra space, so we'd set 10-point type on a 12-point line. Larger fonts demanded more breathing room. This was at a newspaper, so we spaced things a bit tighter than you'd expect to see in, say, a report or a brochure (or, dare I say a professional looking document).