Replace Quotes

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Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:24 pm Post

I notice that some third-party tools (ProWritingAid is one, pasting from Word another) will replace curly quotes with straight ones. I made the mistake of doing a project replace, only to discover that all of my dialogue tags were wrong.

Is there a way to correct this throughout the document? If not, perhaps the 'text tidying' feature could be augmented to correct mismatched quotes?

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Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:59 pm Post

You could try this:

Edit > Transformations > Convert Smart Quotes to Straight Quotes


Edit > Transformations > Convert Straight Quotes to Smart Quotes

If some quotes are messed up, this should fix things up by reverting them all to straight quotes and then running macOS's smart quote detection on the text again.

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