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Hiya, I have a mildy frustrating problem that crops up intermittently when
using Word 2000 in the UK.

Sometimes my quotation marks " " " swap with my @ for no apparent reason. I
don't know if the US keyboard layout is different, but I usually get the
quotation marks by Shift+2, and the @ by Shift+'

This disappears if I shut down Word and open it up again, but it's a bit
annoying. It also seems limited to Word, as the problem doesn't transfer to
any other applications.

Can anyone suggest why this might happen, and how to rectify it?

Thanks in advance
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This happens when your keyboard layout is somehow swapped from UK to US.

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Hiya, I have a mildy frustrating problem that crops up intermittently when
using Word 2000 in the UK.

Sometimes my quotation marks " " " swap with my @ for no apparent reason.

I
don't know if the US keyboard layout is different, but I usually get the
quotation marks by Shift+2, and the @ by Shift+'

This disappears if I shut down Word and open it up again, but it's a bit
annoying. It also seems limited to Word, as the problem doesn't transfer

to
any other applications.

Can anyone suggest why this might happen, and how to rectify it?

Thanks in advance


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Thanks to you, I've tracked it down to the Left Alt + Shift hot keys for
changing the input locale. I can now toggle between them to my heart's
content!

Cheers,

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

This happens when your keyboard layout is somehow swapped from UK to US.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"MdF" wrote in message
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Hiya, I have a mildy frustrating problem that crops up intermittently when
using Word 2000 in the UK.

Sometimes my quotation marks " " " swap with my @ for no apparent reason.

I
don't know if the US keyboard layout is different, but I usually get the
quotation marks by Shift+2, and the @ by Shift+'

This disappears if I shut down Word and open it up again, but it's a bit
annoying. It also seems limited to Word, as the problem doesn't transfer

to
any other applications.

Can anyone suggest why this might happen, and how to rectify it?

Thanks in advance



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Glad you got it sorted. I wouldn't want to be swapping, though!

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"MdF" wrote in message
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Thanks to you, I've tracked it down to the Left Alt + Shift hot keys for
changing the input locale. I can now toggle between them to my heart's
content!

Cheers,

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

This happens when your keyboard layout is somehow swapped from UK to US.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"MdF" wrote in message
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Hiya, I have a mildy frustrating problem that crops up intermittently

when
using Word 2000 in the UK.

Sometimes my quotation marks " " " swap with my @ for no apparent

reason.
I
don't know if the US keyboard layout is different, but I usually get

the
quotation marks by Shift+2, and the @ by Shift+'

This disappears if I shut down Word and open it up again, but it's a

bit
annoying. It also seems limited to Word, as the problem doesn't

transfer
to
any other applications.

Can anyone suggest why this might happen, and how to rectify it?

Thanks in advance




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