# Latex- how to do single quotes?

1. Apr 23, 2015

### binbagsss

Quickest way to do ' '?

Thanks alot !

2. Apr 24, 2015

### Simon Bridge

You just type out the single quotes - there is an open and close quote key on your keyboard.
The open quote is located to the left of the "1" and the close is two to the right of the "L" on a qwerty keyboard.

3. Apr 24, 2015

### binbagsss

haha.
thanks.

4. Apr 24, 2015

### Staff: Mentor

In addition, the proper way to do double quotes in LaTeX is to use to single quotes:
Code (LaTeX):

People should quote like this'' not like "that."

5. Apr 24, 2015

### binbagsss

oh, i thought it would work and didnt try it.
its not working
its producing the same resuslt as ' ' does.

do i need to use it with a back slash or anything?

thanks.

6. Apr 24, 2015

### Staff: Mentor

Try copying and pasting the code I wrote in post #4, and remove one single quote on each side.

7. Apr 24, 2015

### Simon Bridge

Also grab... Oeteker T. et al (2014) The not so short introduction to LaTeX.
https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/lshort/english/?lang=en
You want the pdf. Quotes (singe and double) are covered on p20-21.

It is possible that there's a glitch in your LaTeX engine but that would be very unusual - it is far more likely that there is something about with the way you typed it out. If you still get the problem, copy and paste the exact source that you used to a reply.

Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
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