The automatic formatting feature in Microsoft Word 2010 changes the standard, straight apostrophe into a curved apostrophe, which can cause display errors when you paste the text into a blog post, Web page or documents created with other software. To disable this special formatting feature, change your preferences with the Word settings tool.
Open Word 2010. Select the "File" tab. Choose "Options" under Help in the left pane.
Select "Proofing," and then choose "AutoCorrect options."
Select the "AutoFormat as you type" tab. To prevent straight apostrophes from automatically curving, un-check the box next to "Straight quotes with smart quotes." Click "OK" to save your preferences. Close the dialog box.
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