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Apostrophes come in at least two forms: straight (like a typewriter ' ), and typographic (curved, like you see in most printed books  ).

You need to use the same one in Find & Replace that you have in the document. You'll find the same with quote marks.

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4 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Apostrophes come in at least two forms: straight (like a typewriter ' ), and typographic (curved, like you see in most printed books  ).

You need to use the same one in Find & Replace that you have in the document. You'll find the same with quote marks.

Interesting. When I type an apostrophe into a text box, it's the curved kind, and in the search bar, it's the straight kind. The only way for me to find and replace everything was by copying and pasting from the text box into the search bar.

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6 minutes ago, Elarionus said:

Interesting. When I type an apostrophe into a text box, it's the curved kind, and in the search bar, it's the straight kind. The only way for me to find and replace everything was by copying and pasting from the text box into the search bar.

It is probably curved (which is probably what you want) because of the Preferences, Auto-Correct, Change Straight Quotes to Typographic Quotes.

Yes, you'll probably need to copy/paste to get one, or learn the Windows shortcut key codes to type one if you have a keyboard with a numpad.

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