Quotation marks: have to hit space bar for them to appear

I use Word in Office 2003. Whenever I type quotation marks, they do not
appear on the screen unless I hit the space bar. It happens at the beginning
and the end of a quote. It seems to be the only character that behaves that
way. Does not matter if I use smart or regular quotation marks.
I cannot find anything relating to this behavior in the various tabs in Word.

Any ideas?


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Word doesn't seem to show inverted commas properly. I have to hit space bar
to get them to show on the screen. Sometimes they appear as European
charaters ö.

I have a new laptop purchased in Belgium. My language is set to US English.
However, quotation marks seem to be formatted to convert vowels to German
umlauts. E.g., Ä Ö Ü is the result of typing the quotation mark key followed
by the vowel, instead of showing a quotation mark. For consonants, I have to
type the key twice for a quotation mark to show, and then it's two quotation
marks side by side: "" So I have to go back and delete one of them. At the
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I am using MS Office Word 2003. I have my keyboard set for English. When I
strike the shift and quotation mark nothing appears on the screen until I hit
the space bar. If the letter a follows the qoutation mark in the text it
automatically inserts an umlaut, or German symbol, over the a. How can I get
the program to display a qoutation mark as it should with an English keyboard?

can anyone help me as to what is going on . . .
I DON'T LIKE Microsoft but now and then need to use it and today when I when
to make up a letter . . . there was like a backwords p already there and when
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example, if I type "Tehran" it automatically changes to "Theran" since
Autocorrect replaces the initial "Teh" with "The."

Is there anybody who knows how to fix this problem? I want Autocorrect to
replace words as I type, but only after I've hit the space bar.

Thank you!

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what I wanted to delete, and hit the space bar. With Windows XP and new
computer I cannot do this, but must either hit DEL or backspace over the
stuff I want to delete. Does anyone know what to set in Word so that HITTING
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can I change that?

I know there was a post about Word 2003, but that didn't solve my problem.
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doesn't show up or changes to another symbol when I add in a vowel. My
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double space. When I try to enter my opening quotation marks folowed by an
"O", they do not appear. Instead the following symbol appears, Ö. Can
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("quote") with grammatical quotation marks (»quote«) - but I can't seem to
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