Sending messages to the ward using "send message"

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jssedillo
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Sending messages to the ward using "send message"

Postby jssedillo » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:00 pm

Why does the quotation marks and apostrophes show up with funny symbols when you send it out? I changed to different fonts and got the same results. :confused:
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Re: Sending messages to the ward using "send message"

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:06 pm

Most likely because the message was composed in something like MS Word, which has a nasty habit of converting a standard ASCII double quote ("quote") into the fancier opening and closing quotes (“quote”) - which isn't always web friendly.
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Re: Sending messages to the ward using "send message"

Postby drepouille » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:24 am

russellhltn wrote:Most likely because the message was composed in something like MS Word, which has a nasty habit of converting a standard ASCII double quote ("quote") into the fancier opening and closing quotes (“quote”) - which isn't always web friendly.


It's not a bug -- it's a feature! In MS Word, Proofing, AutoCorrect Options, AutoFormat As You Type, Replace as you type, "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes".
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Re: Sending messages to the ward using "send message"

Postby lajackson » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:45 am

drepouille wrote:It's not a bug -- it's a feature!

I have always been amazed that a computer program would be so proud as to think it knew better than I did what I was trying to do or say. Where is President Benson when we need him? [smile]


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