When I collaborate with other individuals, I generally receive text to be typeset in the form of a word document. However, it seems that there are almost always characters that, when I copy and paste - for lack of a better word, "bugger up" pdflatex.
Is there a way to sanitize these special characters and replace them with their plain text cognates?
', double-spaces with space, and so on.
Note: I could very well be referring to an issue associated with encoding, but I don't understand that - and neither will my collaborators.
PS: No idea what tag is relevant here, so please do so appropriately should you have the ability to do so.