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Default Problems with errant apostrophes in Word docs

When I type a contraction, such as " don't " it often appears as " don't' "
with an extra apostrophe after the t.

What causes this?
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Huh. I occasionally see that too, but I'm fairly sure I'm just typing too
fast.

One possible explanation: if you type dont , Word will automatically change
it to don't. If you accidentally type the apostrophe after the "t" instead
of before, Word will still change the the dont to don't, and also leave your
typo there.

I have tried and failed to get Word to autocorrect don't' to don't.

On 6/14/05 6:13 PM, "Kurchian" wrote:

When I type a contraction, such as " don't " it often appears as " don't' "
with an extra apostrophe after the t.

What causes this?


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I just noticed a funny thing about AutoCorrect settings that add
apostrophes to dont, doesnt etc.: the apostrphes they add are "smart"
apostrophes, slanted rather than straight, even though I don't use smart
quotes/apostrophes in Word. So I recreated the "dont" setting and now
the replacement is with a straight apostrophe. But now, even if I turn
on the smart quotes in Word (so that all typed apostrophes come out
smart), the "dont" setting produces a "don't" with a straight apostrophe
So it appears that the apostrophe in an AutoCorrect replacement item
does not adjust to what Word as a whole is doing. The AutoCorrect
replacement apostrophe will be set to be either straight or smart.




"Daiya Mitchell" wrote in message
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Huh. I occasionally see that too, but I'm fairly sure I'm just typing

too
fast.

One possible explanation: if you type dont , Word will automatically

change
it to don't. If you accidentally type the apostrophe after the "t"

instead
of before, Word will still change the the dont to don't, and also

leave your
typo there.

I have tried and failed to get Word to autocorrect don't' to don't.

On 6/14/05 6:13 PM, "Kurchian" wrote:

When I type a contraction, such as " don't " it often appears as "

don't' "
with an extra apostrophe after the t.

What causes this?


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The problem that I sometimes have is that Word stumbles on the AutoCorrect
and misses the next letter, so instead of don't I get don'' with one
straight quote and one "smart" one.

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"Daiya Mitchell" wrote in message
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Huh. I occasionally see that too, but I'm fairly sure I'm just typing too
fast.

One possible explanation: if you type dont , Word will automatically

change
it to don't. If you accidentally type the apostrophe after the "t" instead
of before, Word will still change the the dont to don't, and also leave

your
typo there.

I have tried and failed to get Word to autocorrect don't' to don't.

On 6/14/05 6:13 PM, "Kurchian" wrote:

When I type a contraction, such as " don't " it often appears as "

don't' "
with an extra apostrophe after the t.

What causes this?


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Word FAQ: http://www.word.mvps.org/
MacWord Tips: http://www.word.mvps.org/MacWordNew/
What's an MVP? A volunteer! Read the FAQ:

http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/


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