[bksvol-discuss] Re: Butterfly

  • From: james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 08:19:34 -0400

In Word 2003, go to Tools, then Autocorrect. Next, go to the Format as you
type page. Make sure replace straight quotes with smart quotes is turned
off. In case you need to know this for the search and replace dialog, a
left smart quote is character 8220 and a smart right quote is character
8221. To search for one of them, for example, the left quote, type ^u8220.
You need to make sure wild cards are off for this to work though. In the
replace box, type "34, which is the usual quote mark.



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Microsoft Word does a very good job of removing all smart quotes in a
single command.

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carrie Karnos
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 3:44 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Butterfly

Hi Bob,

Unfortunately your example is white on white, so we sighted people can't
see it unless we highlight the page.  Once highlighted, it looks like there
are a bunch of capital A's with carets on top, which John Glass said were
smart quotes. (This occurred last week, with another book). Evidently the
stripper chokes on smart quotes.  We need garden-variety, ordinary, normal,
stupid quotes in books.
Do you have a list of books that are mangled this way?  I'll try to fix


----- Original Message ----
From: Robert Tweedy <roberttweedy@xxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:32:13 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Butterfly

Just to add to this post here's an example.

Â"Then I pass,Â"Ben said.

The bartender shrugged and started to move away when Ben laid his badge on
the counter. The bartender looked at the badge then up at Ben, obviously

Â"Two people were gunned down in front of your place about twenty minutes
ago,Â"Ben said.

The bartender's stare never wavered. Â"Yeah, so I heard.Â"

Â"Don't suppose you heard the shots?Â"

Â"I don't suppose I did,Â"the bartender drawled.

Â"Then who called the cops?Â"Ben asked.

The bartender shrugged. Â"Some guy came in off the street, said there were
two bodies in the snow. I showed him where the phone was. He used it.
That's all I know.Â"

Â"Is he still here?Â"Ben asked.


Â"Can you tell me what he looked like?Â"


Ben had to resist the urge to grab the bartender's shirt and shake that
insolent tone out of his voice.

He turned around and raised his voice so that it could be heard throughout
the small room.

Â"Anybody in here see what happened outside?Â"

Nobody answered.

Â"Anybody hear anything . . . like gunshots
 ----- Original Message -----
 From: Robert Tweedy
 To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 2:22 PM
 Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Butterfly

 Someone take a look at Butterfly and no this is a different one that was
 put into the collection earlier. There is a mark in it but can't reproduce
 it here but it throws everything off with speech. I cleaned my copy up
 that I downloaded and there were over 5400 in the book. It is at the
 beginning and end of quotes. This should have been easy to fix and there
 have been a few books like this.
 msn rftweedy@xxxxxxxx phone number 316.5245454 skype bobwichitaks

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