“Smart quotes” is what typographers call opening quotes and closing quotes. If you look at the quote marks in any printed book, you will notice that the quote marks at the beginning of a quote look different from those at the end, and according to Word, are smart quotes. If you look at the quotes around the first two words of this paragraph and then at the quote below, you will see the difference between the two.
You create the opening quote depressing your Alt key and keying in 0147 on your keypad. The closing quote is created in the same manner, except you key in 0148 on your keypad.As you can imagine, there is a quicker way to accomplish this. Word has included an AutoFormat option that replaces normal quotes with smart quotes. The option is set by default, but you can turn off the option.
Follow the steps below to lean how:
- Display the Word Options dialog box by displaying the File tab of your Ribbon and clicking Options.
- At the left side of the dialog box click Proofing.
- Click AutoCorrect Options to Word display the dialog box.
- Be certain the AutoFormat As You Type tab is displayed.
- Be certain the Straight Quotes with Smart Quotes option has been selected.
- Click OK to close the AutoCorrect dialog box.
- Click OK to close the Word Options dialog box.