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How do I prevent smart quotes?

If you copy and paste documents containing curly or “smart quotes” into other applications, such as an HTML editor, they may not appear correctly.

To prevent smart quotes:

  1. Select File > Options.
    The Word Options dialog box appears.
  2. Select the Proofing tab.
  3. In the AutoCorrect options section, click AutoCorrect Options.
    The AutoCorrect dialog box appears.
    AutoCorrect dialog box
  4. Select the AutoFormat tab.
  5. In the Replace section, uncheck the "Straight quotes" with “smart quotes” option.
  6. Select the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
  7. In the Replace as you type section, uncheck the "Straight quotes" with “smart quotes” option.
  8. Click OK.