Quotation Marks become ANGLE BRACKETS!?!? WHy, why, whyyyyyyyyy?



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Quotation Marks become ANGLE BRACKETS!?!? WHy, why, whyyyyyyyyy?

Postby antrobus » Sun, 27 Jul 2003 04:00:36 GMT

Word v X. latest service release.

Mac OS 10.2.6

Within a split second of typing a "   the  " morphs and becomes either
<< or >> depending on which way the quotation marks would ordinarily
"lean." I suspect I've somehow triggered Peruvian or Botswanan
quotation marks, but don't know how I did it.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


Re: Quotation Marks become ANGLE BRACKETS!?!? WHy, why, whyyyyyyyyy?

Postby andrew.fry » Sun, 27 Jul 2003 07:01:29 GMT

This is a fixed autocorrect for French and doubtless other languages. 
Have you checked you're in English?  Tools > Language -- set English
as default.  Failing that, have a look in Tools > Autocorrect.  On the
first tab, make sure it's not somehow been set to replace "".  If you
want turn off Autocorrect as you type.  On the second tab, try
unchecking Replace quotes with smart quotes.  This should turn " into
66 and 99 in English, but turning it off might stop it doing what it's

Re: Quotation Marks become ANGLE BRACKETS!?!? WHy, why, whyyyyyyyyy?

Postby antrobus » Sun, 27 Jul 2003 13:17:23 GMT

Andy is right and he rocks. Thank you, Andy!


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