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Clean guillemets (remove « adjacent spaces » from guillemet marks) in WordPerfect 10,11,12

Download CleanG.ZIP (v1.0; 07/03/04; 3,060 bytes)

Compatible with WordPerfect 10-12

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A small macro that removes the spaces adjacent to guillemet marks (« and ») that are inserted by WordPerfect 10, 11, and 12, when these special quotation marks are used in certain languages. French requires a space following the first guillemet, but Italian and Norwegian do not.

However, in (later builds of) WP12 and in WPX3 there now are checkbox options in Tools, QuickCorrect, SmartQuotes to let you insert (or not insert) a space adjacent to these marks. These options become active if you choose these marks in the drop lists in that dialog. If you use these builds of WordPerfect you should set your preferences for adjacent spaces in the SmartQuotes dialog.

(Guillemets can be inserted with <Ctrl+W>, or Insert, Symbol, Typographic Symbols set.)