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Smart Quotes

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 typed 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 at note level. Use either of these methods (both are interconnected):

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.