Smart quotes transformed when compiling?


I’ve been using Scrivener for a while, but it’s my first time compiling (I’m starting to use it for smaller projects aswell, like academic papers). I activated the smart quotes in the Scrivener options, and I’m using the French ones: ‘«’ and ‘»’. My problem is: when compiling, in the resulting Word document, they get changed back to ‘“’ and ‘”’… How can I avoid that?

And, by the way, I cannot do a simple find/replace in Word, because I’m also using the second kind of quotes (’“’ and ‘”’) for quotes inside a quote (like «someone said “blablabla”, etc.»)…

Thanks again,


Thanks Michael, I can reproduce this as well with a very simple test. It looks like the bug is related to whatever is set in the Corrections option panel, so the workaround is to set that to English style quotes while compiling, and then set it back once you are done. This will cause the compile engine to be blind to quotes and just pass them through as intended.

I’ve added this to the medium priority bugs to fix.

Thank you for the temporary fix and the quick response. It is much appreciated—you guys sure keep in touch with your user-base, it is nice to know that we don’t post things like this here for nothing. :slight_smile:

Keep up the good work!