I was just cleaning up some text, and realized that “typographic quotes” aren’t supported by the Search & Replace tool. Two thoughts on this:
If S&R had a checkbox for “replace straight hyphens & quotes”, then I could just globally convert all hyphens or quotes to proper typographic ones. Sometimes, of course, this is not appropriate, such as when straight quotes denote inches, minutes, seconds, etc.
It wasn’t too inconvenient to just search for double quotes (one can only search for straight ones) and then type a double-quote character over the highlighted “hit” selection. But, not surprisingly, this is handled out of the text-flow context, and straight quotes are inserted, resulting in no change.
The end result is that the only way to convert all the (appropriate) straight single- and double-quotes is to do it manually, without even the assistance of Find’s ability to select a found target. I realize this may require significant surgery to the replace code in S&R…