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Re: [edit+] Help with changing quotation marks

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  • DZ-Jay
    Perhaps a keyboard macro? dZ. -- War is peace. Equity is slavery. Credit is strength. For Your Convenience. -- The Ministry of Truth
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 30, 2008
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      Perhaps a keyboard macro?

      dZ.

      --
      War is peace. Equity is slavery. Credit is strength. For Your
      Convenience.
      -- The Ministry of Truth

      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
      > use
      > EditPlus for almost all my text "processing" including coding,
      > scripting
      > and word processing (I use HTML as my preferred word processing
      > document
      > format). I have this obsession about quotation marks. I would like all
      > my quotation marks to be Decimal (Dec) 39 (HTML ') for single
      > quotes
      > and Dec 34 (HTML " or ") for double quotes.
      >
      > If I copy text from say websites more often than not quotation marks
      > are
      > "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
      > any
      > alternative. Years ago I used a different text editor that, I think,
      > was
      > configured to change quotation marks back to simple ASCII when the
      > file
      > was saved. I don't think EditPlus can do this but is there anything
      > else
      > I can do to automate this substitution process?
      >
      > All suggestions will be gratefully received.
      >
      > Regards,
      > Peter
      > --
      > *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
      > the
      > introduction of a new order of things—Niccolo Machiavelli, /The
      > Prince/,
      > ch. 6
      >
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