Word defaults to using curly quotes rather than standard straight quotes. That's the cause of your problem. Go into the Autocorrect options (it's in the Tools menu in Word 2003, not sure how to find it in Word 2007, since I don't have that) and turn off the Replace as you type option for converting straight quotes to curly quotes.

Curly quotes are pretty, but they cause all sorts of problems if you paste them into other software that's not expecting them.

Dave Shaw
Mohawk Industries

----- Original Message ----- From: "David FOXWELL" <David.FOXWELL@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client forSystem i & iSeries" <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 9:01 AM
Subject: [WDSCI-L] Characters in LPEX unreadable on green screen


Hi All,

I keep getting caught out with this : copying and pasting from a Word document to LPEX editor. The apostrophe is unreadable with SEU. As I don't use SEU, I don't find out until it is too late and then the greenscreeners start complaining.

If I do DSPPFM on the source member, I can see that the apostrophe I pasted from Word has a Hex value of 3F instead of 7D. I don't suppose there is something I could tweek in the preferences to stop this from happening?


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