When you add quotation marks, Word 2007 can automatically change them from straight quotes to curly quotes (referred to as smart quotes). If you prefer to use straight quotes, you can easily prevent Word from changing them.

To accomplish this in Word 2007:

  1. Within Word, click the Microsoft Office Button.
  2. Click Word Options.
  3. Click Proofing and then click AutoCorrect Options.
  4. Click the AutoFormat as you type tab.
  5. Under Replace as you type, click the “Straight quotes” with “smart quotes” option.
  6. Click OK.