A solution (of sorts) to the punctuation problem 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago
I found that by using UTF-8 character encodes, I could get a rudimentary punctuation going in the submission portion of the board. You can't modify the story after it's been submitted using the editor, you have to use an external editor and rewrite the whole thing. I've used the following codes in my story "Jimmies Mom":
&lsquo; (left-hand single quote) &rsquo; (right-hand single quote) &ldquo; (left opening parenthesis) &rdquo; (right closing parenthesis) &hellip; (ellipsis)
Yeah, it even buggers the ellipsis. The result isn't very pretty (&ldquo;grow up&rdquo; becomes "grow up"). But it works.
Re:A solution (of sorts) to the punctuation problem 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago
There's a easy way to preemptively stop the problem, though
Using Open Office (I doubt Word would lack such a feature, but you will have to find it yourself as I'm not familiar with it) there's an optioncalled "search and replace" which can be found in the "edition" or simply with CTRL+H. It allow you to type in a letter, a whole word, or a symbol, and it will select every instance of it in your open document with "select all".
Then, below, you can't type in anything you want, and by using the "replace all", it will do exactly that.
So, simply open your doc in open office, use the CTRL+H, then type in normal " and ' instead of the symbol ones, et voilà !