In Microsoft Word, I believe this goes back even to word 97, I'm using
2003--anyway, in the Insert Menu under Auto text, auto format tab, there is
a checkbox for "straight quotes with smart quotes". If it's checked, I
think that is why the quotes are being changed based on context.
I experimented with this with the checkbox checked and used an RTF file
that I know was scanned in K1000 and was able to globally replace open and
close quotes with the standard quote. I unchecked the box, saved the
document and opened it again and the open and close quotes were
gone. Standard quotes remained!
At 06:53 PM 3/7/2005, you wrote:
Cindy, I think you're right, and the computer is deciding to display the
quotes based on context. Unfortunately the converters aren't so intelligent.