You can search for a particular UTF glylph by entering its decimal representation after a carret and a u in the "find" box, when "use wildcards" is not checked.
So, if you want to find U+2018 (the left single quotation mark), you need to first convert the Hexadecimal number 2018 to its decimal equivalent of 8216, and then enter
^u8216 in the "Find" box.
You can follow the directions at http://www.gmayor.com/replace_using_wildcards.htm for converting a hexidecimal number to decimal, or if you have Excel you could just use the HEX2DEC function. If you have a character already, you can copy it into Excel and use the UNICODE function instead.
Be aware that the "find unicode" functionality doesn't work with Word's "use wildcards" option turned on.
In general, if you just want to make sure your quotes are all the right "smart" quotes, you can rely upon Word to automatically convert to and from smart quotes in its find and replace box. The correct common the UTF codes for quotation marks and apostrophes are treated more or less as follows:
- U+2018 (left single quotation mark) and U+2019 (right single quotation mark) are treated as a simple apostrophe (').
- U+201C (left double quotation mark) and U+201D (right double quotation mark) are treated as a simple quotation mark (").
- Both the apostrophe (') and the quotation mark (") are translated automatically based on your current AutoFormat settings.
So, if all you want is to apply the standard autoformat settings, just do a "find and replace" for
If you want to step through them one at a time, you can usually perform a "search again" in Word by pressing Ctrl + PageDown or Ctrl + PageUp, though you may need to make a minor adjustment.