word processing programs, such as Microsoft Word,
will automatically replace prime marks with proper
(curved) single or double quotation marks if you
want to do this. You may be unaware of this option
to replace all "straight quotes" with "smart quotes"
(the terms Microsoft uses) because neither of these
terms nor "quotation marks" is in the online index.
If you use Microsoft Word™, you can find this option
under the Tools-AutoCorrect-AutoFormat menus or
under the AutoCorrect option underneath the Symbol
dialog box. You will no longer be able to obtain
prime marks from your keyboard without removing
this option. However, if you wish to use prime marks
to indicate inches or feet, simply find these characters
under the Insert-Symbol menus. (Of course, the proper
quotation marks are also in the Symbol dialog box;
using it is an alternate method to the directions
we have given above.)
European languages use Guillemets to indicate quotations.
Guillemets confound html even further because they
resemble html tags. We tell you how to obtain Euro
quotation marks (using North American keyboard layouts)