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Offline Wulfhere

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Quest for the elusive Apostrophe
« on: June 26, 2007, 12:36:57 PM »
The mighty hunter, Oronis Hinkelgreve, stalked silently through a dusty hall within the bowels of the Citadel, his faithful manservant Humbert close behind him.  "What did you see, sir?" asked the humble minion.

"An Apostrophe Grazer has passed by here.... Recently, by the look of the tracks."

The lad shuddered in fear as he glanced at the torn steel of a dingbat trap left in the hallway earlier.  Obviously, more powerful measures would be needed.


I've noticed that when I'm working on a sub, sometimes all of my apostrophes vanish.  I generally work in Microsoft Word, then transfer the sub into the site's workspace, later discovering that the apostrophes and quotation marks have vanished.

I have also observed that some of my older subs have the same problem.  Apparently, one of the Dingbat traps is malfunctioning...
« Last Edit: December 01, 2009, 09:36:28 PM by Strolen »
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Re: Quest for the elusive Apostrophe
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 11:27:01 AM »
I just went through another sub, putting apostrophes and quotations back in.  I've noticed that I can't put quotations in the title, either.  Why is this?
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Re: Quest for the elusive Apostrophe
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 01:53:52 PM »
I often have the same issues. Soon, someone will stop by and say something techie, but yeah, its been like that for quite a while.
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Re: Quest for the elusive Apostrophe
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 03:05:09 PM »
"Something techie"
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Re: Quest for the elusive Apostrophe
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 05:08:01 PM »
Using Word means bad karma, and it makes all the apostrophes run away when transferring to other systems.

Make sure you use the right apostrophes.
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Re: Quest for the elusive Apostrophe
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 08:22:34 PM »
The quotes used in microsnuff are non-ASCII therefore they have no representation in the database system nor your browser to properly show them. They are microsoft specific "fancy" quotes.

The devil's have their own support screen for this problem. :)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/206165

Replacing Existing Smart Quotes with Straight Quotes
Use the following method to replace existing smart quotes with straight quotes in a document. 1.   To turn off smart quotes, follow these steps:   
a.    On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect, and then click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
b.    Under Replace as you type, clear the "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box and then click OK.


2.   On the Edit menu, click Replace.
3.   In the Find what box, type a quotation mark.
4.   In the Replace with box, type a quotation mark.
5.   Click Replace All.

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