On Windows, press and hold the ALT key, then write 0145 for the initial single quote mark and ALT followed by 0146 for the closing single quotation mark. On Mac OS X, use the "‑" symbol.
On most computers, you may produce single quote marks by hitting the apostrophe/quotation mark key to the left of Enter. On most computers, double quotation marks are created by holding SHIFT and hitting the apostrophe/quotation mark key to the left of ENTER.
These methods for making quotations work in Microsoft Word.
In Word and other Windows-based documents, press the alt key with 0034 to type neutral quotation marks. In Word documents, you may also use the 0022 and alt X keys to type neutral quotes. Neutral quotation marks are used when it is unclear which style of quotation mark should be used.
Quotation marks are double apostrophes that swing left and right (" = opening;" = closing). They usually travel in pairs and are always positioned at the beginning and finish of a conversation. A period follows each quotation mark pair to indicate a break in thought or an end to a sentence.
Word will automatically turn the neutral quotation mark into a smart quote in curly style whenever you input it. You can input a straight quote by typing 2222 or using the Ctrl+Q keyboard shortcut.
Using a US keyboard to make the quotation sign Hold down Shift and hit ', which is on the same key as the single quotation (') and often to the left of the Enter key, to make the quote sign on a US keyboard. On other keyboards, it is obtained by pressing the AltGr+' key combination.
To manually insert smart quotes, press the following keys at the same time: