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Hi,

This probably is easy, but how do you substitute a quote ?

I have tried ??? substiute( field ; """ ; "something else" ) , but that doesn't work. The " stays in there, same goes for ' apostrophe.

Any takers ?

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Do you have smart quotes on in File Options?

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Hi

your calc gives correct results both on 7 and on 8.5 for me ( Win ) ???

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smart quotes is off... maybe it's a mac issue... will try on win as well.

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I don't see why platform would be relevant. Most likely these are smart quotes, either entered when the option was on, or pasted from another application.

Why don't you copy the character, and paste it into the Substitute() formula? If that doesn't work, post a sample file (just a text field with the problematic text).

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You can create a global, put a quote in it, and then use this field in your SUBSTITUTE.

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