I want to write "''" (to denote the empty string). However in LaTeX, when I try to enter "''", TexnicCenter replaces it with ``'''' , which displays as “”” (first pointing left, second two pointing right).

How can I fix this?

1 Answer 1


See this first How to get straight quotation marks?. And the following is how to setup your TeXnicCenter.

Step 1

Select Tools menu item.

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Step 2

Select Options...

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Step 3

Select Custom and fill each textbox with " only.

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Step 4

Mark this answer with a green check mark. :-)

  • 2
    Couldn't you just uncheck “Replace quotation marks”?
    – Caramdir
    Jul 29, 2011 at 15:17
  • In Step 4, I should inform it explicitly. Jul 29, 2011 at 15:44

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