...except where apostrophes and quotations are in the text, I have large spaces between the letters. So instead of don't, I get don____t.
I used the three apostrophe method DLanor mentioned in Andy's tutorial thread over at the GoMa forums. Like this:
DefEdRaJournal = '''Text goes here.'''
According to the aforementioned thread, I should be able to type normally as long as it's within two sets of three apostrophes. I also have tried the regular, all-on-one-line method, with the \' ,and I STILL get large gaps where the ' is, only with a \ before it. Example: don't now looks like don\_____t.