oh technology, that time saving process that eats time

I am looking for some help. As you may know I am in the throes of polishing my novel, two and a half years in the making, My technical editor has informed me that my manuscript has thousands of apostrophes and other punctuation in a “default” font, not the times new roman like the rest of the book.
When I “control A” and change the font for the entire document, the pull down font menu momentarily stays times new roman then turns blank. The same thing happens when I select the font size to 12. It sticks then disappears.
Has anyone had a similar issue? Or have a suggestion as to how to resolve the issue?


About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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1 Response to oh technology, that time saving process that eats time

  1. sfbell09 says:

    Depending on what application you are using there are several possible solutions.
    Save your work before doing this! The first one I would try is copy the text into a plain text editor (Notepad on Windows for example). That should format everything in plain text, then copy it out of there into a new clean Times New Roman formatted document. That ought to clean up the punctuation. Though I am concerned that it might do something unexpected to other parts of your formatting. Again: Save your work before doing any of this! What word processor & version of it are you using?

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