Canton - 5:35 pm on Apr 3, 2009 (gmt 0) ~Canton
System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/content_copywriting/3884979.htm [webmasterworld.com] by coopster - 11:48 am on April 3, 2009 (utc -6)
I've haven't read all that referenced posts yet, but I will. I'm also doing further research into the matter and will write back with things I've found if anything is useful. Copy/paste to notepad does work for some items, but not all (again, the main culprits from Word always end up wrong). In Word itself, you can turn "OFF" the automatic conversion to smart quotes and the en-dash and em-dash features (Tools > AutoCorrect Options > "AutoFormat" & "AutoFormat As You Type" tabs). That may help some, but I'm not actually producing this content, of course (I use Notepad++) and I don't trust others to remember to turn those features off, esp. if they regularly turn them back "on" for other projects.