Re: Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2016-02-21 Thread dajare
The global search/replace can be done in OpenOffice using the instructions
contained in this Q on the AskLibO site:

https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/2612/how-do-i-convert-straight-quotes-to-typographic-quotes/?answer=7010#post-id-7010

The regex works pretty well in my experience, and it is at least worth a
look since you have this software already.



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Re: Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2016-02-18 Thread Jethro Belle
The latest LyX has *|Edit>Find & Replace (Advanced)...> * that is brilliant
and allows you to use RegEx. RegEx is cryptic, but this  example
<http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2202811/converting-straight-quotes-to-curly-quotes>
  
will give you a start.
Search for "before a letter and replace with left curly bracket, the "after
a letter and replace with right curly bracket should do it.

Alternatively you could push it through MSWord that claims to do the
conversion before importing though the indicated route. 




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Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2009-09-04 Thread Agoldenquill

I'm a new LyX user needing to convert a novel manuscript to LyX format. I
managed to remove all but the barebones formatting from my
OpenOffice-formatted document (could not export directly to LyX -- didn't
work for some reason), but now I cannot seem to find any way to convert all
the quotes to smart, or curly, quotes. They're all straight quotes.

The only thing I've discovered so far is to manually go through and delete
the left-quote / right-quote and type in the new one. With over 400 pages
including extensive dialogue, this is a huge undertaking!

Does anyone know of a macro-type method or any other method to automatically
convert straight quotes to smart/curly quotes?

FYI, I've already tried search-and-replace, but this too is a time-consuming
task, having to go through and search each left straight quote and replace
it with a left smart quote, then do the same for the right. Twice through
400+ pages...not fun.

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2009-09-04 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Agoldenquill wrote:
 Does anyone know of a macro-type method or any other method to
  automatically convert straight quotes to smart/curly quotes?
 
 FYI, I've already tried search-and-replace, but this too is a
  time-consuming task, having to go through and search each left straight
  quote and replace it with a left smart quote, then do the same for the
  right. Twice through 400+ pages...not fun.
 
 Any help is appreciated.

Assuming you mean the character  by straight quote and assuming you want 
American quote style, the following preamble code is supposed to produce what 
you want in the output (while the straight quotes are kept inside LyX):

\usepackage[english]{csquotes}
\MakeOuterQuote{}

Jürgen


Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2009-09-04 Thread Agoldenquill

I'm a new LyX user needing to convert a novel manuscript to LyX format. I
managed to remove all but the barebones formatting from my
OpenOffice-formatted document (could not export directly to LyX -- didn't
work for some reason), but now I cannot seem to find any way to convert all
the quotes to smart, or curly, quotes. They're all straight quotes.

The only thing I've discovered so far is to manually go through and delete
the left-quote / right-quote and type in the new one. With over 400 pages
including extensive dialogue, this is a huge undertaking!

Does anyone know of a macro-type method or any other method to automatically
convert straight quotes to smart/curly quotes?

FYI, I've already tried search-and-replace, but this too is a time-consuming
task, having to go through and search each left straight quote and replace
it with a left smart quote, then do the same for the right. Twice through
400+ pages...not fun.

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2009-09-04 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Agoldenquill wrote:
 Does anyone know of a macro-type method or any other method to
  automatically convert straight quotes to smart/curly quotes?
 
 FYI, I've already tried search-and-replace, but this too is a
  time-consuming task, having to go through and search each left straight
  quote and replace it with a left smart quote, then do the same for the
  right. Twice through 400+ pages...not fun.
 
 Any help is appreciated.

Assuming you mean the character  by straight quote and assuming you want 
American quote style, the following preamble code is supposed to produce what 
you want in the output (while the straight quotes are kept inside LyX):

\usepackage[english]{csquotes}
\MakeOuterQuote{}

Jürgen


Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2009-09-04 Thread Agoldenquill

I'm a new LyX user needing to convert a novel manuscript to LyX format. I
managed to remove all but the barebones formatting from my
OpenOffice-formatted document (could not export directly to LyX -- didn't
work for some reason), but now I cannot seem to find any way to convert all
the quotes to smart, or curly, quotes. They're all straight quotes.

The only thing I've discovered so far is to manually go through and delete
the left-quote / right-quote and type in the new one. With over 400 pages
including extensive dialogue, this is a huge undertaking!

Does anyone know of a macro-type method or any other method to automatically
convert straight quotes to smart/curly quotes?

FYI, I've already tried search-and-replace, but this too is a time-consuming
task, having to go through and search each left straight quote and replace
it with a left smart quote, then do the same for the right. Twice through
400+ pages...not fun.

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2009-09-04 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Agoldenquill wrote:
> Does anyone know of a macro-type method or any other method to
>  automatically convert straight quotes to smart/curly quotes?
> 
> FYI, I've already tried search-and-replace, but this too is a
>  time-consuming task, having to go through and search each left straight
>  quote and replace it with a left smart quote, then do the same for the
>  right. Twice through 400+ pages...not fun.
> 
> Any help is appreciated.

Assuming you mean the character " by "straight quote" and assuming you want 
American quote style, the following preamble code is supposed to produce what 
you want in the output (while the straight quotes are kept inside LyX):

\usepackage[english]{csquotes}
\MakeOuterQuote{"}

Jürgen