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“smart quotes” vs. "Straight quotes"
« on: July 25, 2006, 02:11:02 pm »
Is there any way I can program my photo mechanic to use smart quotes rather than straight quotes?

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Re: “smart quotes” vs. "Straight quotes"
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 02:13:03 pm »
Is there any way I can program my photo mechanic to use smart quotes rather than straight quotes?

I'm not sure what you mean by "program"?

If you can type them from the keyboard, PM will likely accept them.

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Re: “smart quotes” vs. "Straight quotes"
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006, 06:09:34 pm »
I know you have a template and shortcut keys for MLB rosters. I wanted to program something similar for smart quotes.

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Re: “smart quotes” vs. "Straight quotes"
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006, 06:33:33 pm »
I know you have a template and shortcut keys for MLB rosters. I wanted to program something similar for smart quotes.

That feature is called Code Replacement.  While you could use Code Replacement for that purpose, it would be counter-productive since you would have to enter three characters just to output a quote character.  I'm not understanding why you can't just type the quotes from the keyboard, or is it that you want PM to look at your straight-quote and turn it into the curved-quotes for you automatically based on context?

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Re: “smart quotes” vs. "Straight quotes"
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 10:59:05 am »
I'm not able to type in smart quotes from my keyboard. At this point, I have to cut and paste them from a word document. I'll take a look at code replacement to see if that would save time.

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Re: “smart quotes” vs. "Straight quotes"
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 01:14:24 pm »
I'm not able to type in smart quotes from my keyboard. At this point, I have to cut and paste them from a word document. I'll take a look at code replacement to see if that would save time.

What OS are you running?

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Re: “smart quotes” vs. "Straight quotes"
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 03:25:32 pm »
our photographers are on OS 10.3.8, photo editors work on Windows 2000. It's probably more critical to get the coding done for the photographers first.

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Re: “smart quotes” vs. "Straight quotes"
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006, 03:47:17 pm »
On the Mac, simply type...

option-[ for (left curly quotes, in case it doesn't show up correctly on this forum)

and

shift-option-[ for (right curly quotes)

For windows...I haven't a clue, but I seem to remember there are some arcane codes you can type to achieve the same thing.

Cheers,
Tony

NB: This works on a British keyboard, I think it should work on others.