Perhaps a keyboard macro?
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On Dec 30, 2008, at 03:07, Peter Anderson wrote:
> Hi! I hope everyone is having a good holiday season.
> I have an on-going nag that someone might be able to help me with. I
> EditPlus for almost all my text "processing" including coding,
> and word processing (I use HTML as my preferred word processing
> format). I have this obsession about quotation marks. I would like all
> my quotation marks to be Decimal (Dec) 39 (HTML ') for single
> and Dec 34 (HTML " or ") for double quotes.
> If I copy text from say websites more often than not quotation marks
> "curly" quotes -- a Dec 145 (HTML or ‘) and Dec 146 (HTML
> or ’) for single quotes and Dec 147 (HTML or
> “) and Dec 148 (HTML or ”) for double quotes.
> To date I use a tiresome "find and replace" sequence for the four
> different types of quotation marks. I would like to know if there is
> alternative. Years ago I used a different text editor that, I think,
> configured to change quotation marks back to simple ASCII when the
> was saved. I don't think EditPlus can do this but is there anything
> I can do to automate this substitution process?
> All suggestions will be gratefully received.
> *Peter Anderson*
> There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to
> conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in
> introduction of a new order of things—Niccolo Machiavelli, /The
> ch. 6
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