John, thank you for yet another greatly helpful macro.
It works better than what I had been using, namely the Smart Quotes
Toggle command (to which I of course assigned a keystroke), which works
fine except that there is no indication of the setting until you type a
quote mark; and the Smart<->Plain Quotes macro from the Cool Macros!
file that came in the WP 3.5e Extras folder. This macro sometimes works
and sometimes hangs, then when I interrupt it by typing command-period,
it turns out to have added several lines of quotation marks at the
beginning of the document INSTEAD OF changing the document's existing
John, the idea to combine the two functions is great, and (so far) your
macro works smoothly, and faster than the "cool" macro did when it did work.
I urge everyone on this list to download "Quotes smart <-> plain.sit"
from the Yahoo site, and install it, with a convenient keystroke.
Thomas J. Rostafinski, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1140 Lake Street, Suite 508
Oak Park, IL 60301-1053
fax (708) 848-1436
> Subject: Macro to change smart (or curly) quotes to plain, or reverse
> A user sent me a macro that changes smart (or curly) quotes
> and apostrophes to plain and back. He was not able to save
> it in his Library. I wrote what I think is a better macro for the
> purpose, in the Files section here, as
> "Quotes smart <-> plain.sit".
> John R.