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Word: Using Quotation Marks in Macro Variable Strings

PSS ID Number: Q52009 Article last modified on 11-02-1994

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To place a quotation mark in a string used in a Microsoft Word macro variable, type two consecutive quotation marks ("").

For example, type the following to set the variable Quote equal to one quotation mark ("):

<<set quote="""">>

In this example, the first quotation mark tells the computer that the variable is going to be set to a string. The second and third quotation marks denote the text for a single quotation mark. The last quotation mark tells Word that the string is finished.

Type the following to set the variable Test equal to ‘The boss said “hello”’:

<<set test=“The boss said”“hello”"">>

In this example, the two quotation marks before the word “hello” are interpreted as a single quotation mark. The first two quotation marks after the word “hello” are also considered a single quotation mark. The third quotation mark after the word “hello” is the closing of the string.

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