In Mathematica 8, whenever I enter "hello" into a cell of style "text", the quote marks are automatically converted to special characters:
This automatic substitution does not happen in a cell of style "input" (good!).
Because I use Mathematica notebooks as a front-end to LaTeX, for me this substitution is a disaster, no matter where it occurs.
What is the preferred idiom for turning-off this smart-quote feature (and all similar automatic character substitution features) for all cells in a Notebook?
The ASCII characters that I type, are precisely the characters that I want in the notebook!
The Mathematica documentation is unhelpful ... or possibly I am not looking in the correct place.