Friday, 23 August 2019

Google Doc Smart Quotes

I recently had to look up how to disable Smart Quotes in Google Drive.

I found the solution after a few seconds googling1.

Just thought I'd paste it in here, in case I cannot find it again.

Option 1

Disable Smart Quotes by clicking on "Tools" -> "Preferences -> turn off "Smart quotes".

Option 2

Leave Smart Quotes enabled. For straight quotes, immediately press Ctrl+Z to Undo the AutoFormat.

The post had some additional info on how to enter smart quotes, even though smart quotes was disabled, but that didn't work for me, and I didn't need it.


[1] Google Groups - Change Smart Quotes To Dumb Quotes!topic/microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs/tyKtBNWlZss