Apostrophes in the personal statement

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Kierkegaard, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Member

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    I just went to paste in my essay on my application, and every apostrophe turned into an upside down question mark. Has anyone else encountered this error?

    Edit: Found a fix—they can be manually reinserted.
     
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  2. willp2022

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    That happened to me as well. I think it might be a way how they check if people proofread their essays or not. Good job correcting them!
     
  3. FMHS79

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    Many word processors convert apostrophes into smart (open/close) quotations - these extended characters may not map correctly into standard ASCII forms. Always double-check the content you cut/paste into the SA application forms.
     
  4. Wishful

    Wishful "Land of the free, because of the brave..." 5-Year Member

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    As if it isn't hard enough...