Default quotation symbols in Google Docs are curly ones “”. I would like to use command line quotes like "". I can't find any solution except:

Insert -> Special Characters -> Punctuation -> Quotation Mark

Is it possible to change default quotation symbols in Google Docs?

3 Answers 3


At the top of Tools > Preferences:

WA63237 example

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    dam... I was looking for this for too long, thanks!
    – cwhsu
    Mar 14, 2018 at 3:43
  • "smart quotes" were not so smart after all. Jul 11, 2018 at 13:53

The smart quotes are kind of automatic replacement. You can undo every automatic replacement with Ctrl-Z.

Type ": Google Docs will replace by
Type Ctrl-Z: Google Docs will undo the replacement and leave "


Go to Settings -> Input Methods to change it.

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