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How do you fix the double ticks? „How now brown cow?“

asked 2021-01-14 21:36:42 +0200

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„How now brown cow?“

I want the double ticks on the front to be up not down. (Who the hell uses down ticks on the front? -Sure not English)

I just want to have normal double ticks on the front of my quote and then double ticks on the back. I have dug through all the settings but I never found anything to fix it. <whine>

"How now brown cow?" WOW!!! Just the way it works here on Ask Libre office.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Looks like the settings for German style quotation marks. The Dutch used down ticks on the front, but adopted the English style a few decades ago.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2021-01-14 22:21:52 +0200 )edit

I had no idea that was German. Thanks for the information.

scottdp3 gravatar imagescottdp3 ( 2021-01-18 02:47:17 +0200 )edit

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answered 2021-01-18 02:53:33 +0200

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Leory G answered this for me and it works! Thanks again.

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Do not answer a question unless it is a real answer. Leave a comment.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2021-01-18 05:03:40 +0200 )edit
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answered 2021-01-14 22:02:12 +0200

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Maybe you must change the replace symbol at menu Tools - AutoCorrect - AutoCorrect Options… - Localized Options tab.

Also can press Ctrl+Z just after entering the quotes to undo the replacement.

See LibreOffice Help on Single Quotes / Double Quotes.

Tested with LibreOffice 6.4.7.2 (x86); OS: Windows 6.1.


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Thanks! I will try that.

scottdp3 gravatar imagescottdp3 ( 2021-01-18 02:46:49 +0200 )edit

Works like a champ! Thank you so much. There were some strange fixes in that area, but I'm just an old dumb Texan and didn't know what I was looking at. Thanks again!

scottdp3 gravatar imagescottdp3 ( 2021-01-18 02:52:23 +0200 )edit

Don't forget to accept the answer.

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