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How to change straight quotes to curly quotes in word?

Normally the Microsoft Word will automatically change straight quotes to curly (smart ortypographer's) quotes as you type. But if the feature is turned off, both single and double quotes marks may appear straight in your document. Here are tips for you to change straight quotes to curly quotes and vice versa in Word .

Chang straight quotes to curly quotes with Find and Replace

Change straight quotes to curly quotes with VBA


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Before applying Find and Replace, you should go to Auto Correct Options to uncheck the "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box.

In Word 2003, Auto Correct Options is under the Tool bar. And in Word 2007, applying Auto Correct Options by clicking  > Options > Proofing > Auto Correct Options. Here we take Word 2010/2013 for example:

Step 1. Click  > Option > Proofing > Auto Correct Options > AutoFormat As You Type, and select “Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box. See screenshot:

Step 2. Click Home > Replace in the Editing group or press Ctrl + H to display Find and Replace dialog, and enteror ‘’ in Find what box, and enter or ’’in Replace with box. See screenshot:

Step 3. Click Replace All.

Note: if you want to replace all curly quotes with straight quotes, please clear "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box).


arrow blue right bubble Change straight quotes to curly quotes with VBA

To replace all straight quotes with curly quotes in Word 2010 with using VBA, please click File> Option > Proofing and click AutoCorrect Options and select the "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box as follows first. (Note: if you want to replace all curly quotes with straight quotes, please clear "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box).

Step 1: Press “Alt-F11” to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window;

Step 2: Click Module on the Insert tab, copy and paste the following VBA code into the Module window;

Step 3: Then click Run button to apply the VBA.

The following VBA is to change straight quotes to curly quotes:

Sub ChangeDoubleStraightQuotes()
'Update 20131107
Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
Selection.Find.Replacement.ClearFormatting
With Selection.Find
.Text = """"
.Replacement.Text = """"
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindContinue
.Format = False
.MatchCase = False
.MatchWholeWord =False
.MatchWildcards = False
.MatchSoundsLike = False
.MatchAllWordForms = False
End With
Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
End Sub

 

The following VBA is to change curly quotes to straight quotes:

Sub ReplaceSmartQuotes()
Dim vFindText As Variant
Dim vReplText As Variant
Dim i As Long
vFindText = Array("[^0145^0146]", "[^0147^0148]")
vReplText = Array("^039", "^034")
With Selection.Find
.ClearFormatting
.Replacement.ClearFormatting
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindContinue
.MatchWholeWord = True
.MatchWildcards = True
For i = LBound(vFindText) To UBound(vFindText)
.Text = vFindText(i)
.Replacement.Text = vReplText(i)
.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
Next i
End With
End Sub



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    Sri · 1 years ago
    The VBA code method for changing "straight" to "smart" quotes worked perfectly! Thank you!
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    no name · 1 years ago
    My problem is that I have work normally in German but have an English document, which I marked as "English". Then I did find&replace and it converted them to lower " and upper " as it would happen in German. I looked at all the settings but I couldn't find it. I changed the dictionary language and everything else I could find to English... any idea?
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      Cathy · 4 months ago
      This is my problem too. Did you ever find an answer?
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    Bill Smith · 5 years ago
    Your explanation for replacing in Find/Replace from instruction #2 on is completely incomprehensible.
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      Dustin · 4 years ago
      I think I found the explanation on another page. If you simply do a replace all and ask it to replace either single quotes or double quotes with the exact same symbol, it will go through and apply your autocorrect rules, including to replace straight quotes with smart quotes. So it should update those all to smart quotes as it goes.

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