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Cool Word search hack
I will occasionally get manuscripts that still have mixed quotes in them. Although I know how to do a blanket search and replace to flip straight quotes to smart quotes, I don’t want to do this for manuscripts that are already mostly right, since a search and replace tends to mess up apostrophes used at the beginning of words (’em, ’til, etc) and I don’t want to have to go back and fix those.
Instead, you can just search for ^034 (double quotes) or ^039 (single quote) and then fix just the incorrect items.
Once you find the incorrect quotes, on Windows, you can type CTRL + ‘ + ‘ to insert a single quote going the correct direction in front of a truncated word.
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