Tinderbox uses underlying Apple frameworks to automatically substitute typographic ('curly') curly single or double quotes instead of straight ones where they are found in $Text. Note: for historical and practical reasons this feature is not used in aTbRef.
Thus if a quoted word 'funny' is types with straight quotes, the 'smart' mechanism will change it to ‘funny’. Similarly "funny" becomes “funny”. The effect is not retro-active - changing the setting has no effect on pre-existing existing $Text in notes.
This feature can be controlled at Document Level or an note level. Use either of these methods (both are interconnected):
- Document. See Document Settings, Text tab, Smart quotes. Toggling this both sets Smart Quotes for the whole document and the default value of $SmartQuotes.
- Note. Either change $SmartQuotes for the note or use the Substitutions menu either via the Edit menu or the text area's right-click menu. Warning: this menu change only lasts until the note is de-selected, on re-selecting the note the default value is re-applied.
Smart Dashes are also controlled via $SmartQuotes. This makes it easier for those with more precise quote/dash control to disable these smart features which are 'on' by default. Note that if using the menu (option #2 above), then Smart Dashes and Smart Quotes must toggled separately via their own discrete menu items.