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Re: [Clip] Search for unmatched quotes

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  • Michael Gerholdt
    This sounds very difficult, especially when you consider that dialogue that continues from one paragraph to the next will have beginning quotes on paragraphs
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 25, 2001
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      This sounds very difficult, especially when you consider that dialogue that
      continues from one paragraph to the next will have beginning quotes on
      paragraphs but not ending quotes except on the final paragraph.

      Regards,
      Michael Gerholdt
      SUNY College at Fredonia

      > Hello Everyone,
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      > I'm getting ready to edit and re-flow (paragraph wise) some rather
      > long stories, containing dialog.
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      > While editing, I'm going to want to try and check for unmatched
      > quotes around the dialog, where the dialog starts with quotes ("),
      > but the end of the dialog/paragraph does not have them. I was to add
      > them as needed, but want to run a search of the file quickly to
      > repair this problem.
      >
      > Is this possible using a clip or searching with regex? Has anyone
      > done something like this that could share?
      >
      > Thanks.
      >
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      > Mark L. Woods
      > Saint Louis, Missouri USA
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