OS: Mac OS
PsychoPy version: 3.0.0b11
Standard Standalone? (y/n): Y
What are you trying to achieve?: I am currently building an experiment where I am presenting a story to participants. The story is saved in an .xlsx file, where each sentence is on a separate line, which is then read into a loop in Builder and presented onscreen. It looks something like this:
So, each sentence from the Story variable is presented onscreen the participant, and they press a button to proceed. For some reason, whenever the sentence contains a quotation mark, the resulting row of data in the output csv is shifted or missing entirely. You can see an example below, for the sentence “Kan, kan.”:
Does anyone know how to get around this issue? Ideally, the entire sentence, which in this example was “Kan kan.”, should be saved to a separate row of the csv just like other sentences.
Also, it’s important to note that not all quoted sentences begin and end with a quotation mark. Some will have a quote at the beginning followed by text outside of quotations. For example:
- “English,” I said, raising my voice.
Others have a quotation spanning multiple sentences. For example:
- "You knew this was going to happen some day.
- What did you expect?"
Any sentence that includes a quotation mark will not be properly saved in the output csv. If anyone has any advice about how to fix this, I would really appreciate it! Keeping the quotation marks is key, as they are an important feature of the original narrative.